Arizona's Newest Resident: Bristol Palin
She pays cash for 5-bedroom foreclosure, no pool
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2010 4:40 PM CST
"Dancing with the Stars" finalists, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas arrive for an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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(Newser) – Maybe Sarah Palin's Alaska is getting a tad too brisk this December, because Bristol Palin is taking her dancing shoes and heading to snowbird central, reports the Arizona Republic. The ex-governor's eldest daughter has bought a 5-bedroom house in Maricopa, plunking down $172,000 in cash. The house mirrors the Arizona real estate market, notes the paper: Built and sold for $329,560 in 2006, it entered foreclosure in January and was bought by investors for $137,200.

"I'm not sure why she wanted to buy that home, but we are real happy for her," says the flipper who sold Palin the house. "She seems like a nice girl. We're excited for her."