If you own a house within any planned community, incorporated town, county and State - you DO NOT OWN THE LAND, you are simply renting it!!!
There is no longer any so-called ‘Fee Simple property’ (Property law; an absolute interest in land over which the holder has complete freedom of disposition during his life).
Try planting trees, building add-ons, digging holes or putting up a fence without approval from some bureaucracy.
We do it all the time. I put out 29 fruit trees in February and asked no one. I used a big auger on a tractor to dig the holes for them and asked no one. We built miles of fence last year and asked no one. We built structures on the farm and in town without asking permission. I know it is not like that in a big city, but it is like that here.
I live in town and if I don't mow my lawn no one says anything to me. Not even my neighbors. But it is so dry this year that even my neighbors don't have much grass alive on the lawn. hee hee hee
"Free Men need not ask permission"
Yep, as long as a real property tax is levied on the property you live on, you do not own the property free and clear, you are merely a sharecropper or a renter with the landlord being the government. Don’t believe me? Stop paying your property taxes, and see how long you live there before the sheriff kicks you off the land you supposedly own. Homesteading and substinence living died a long time ago.
Until I can get actual alloidal title I see no reason to buy real estate in the USA. Even fee simple is subject to too much abuse and is still functionally just renting from the government. If they can take your property for failure to pay property tax, THEY own it and you do not.