Ariz. Buzzes at Rumor That Palin Bought $1.7M House

Did the famous Alaskan purchase a home in a warmer climate?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2011 8:50 AM CDT
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin signs her new book 'America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag' November 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Rumors that Sarah Palin may have bought a house in Arizona, first reported this weekend, have brought quite a few TV news trucks to the area. Still no word from Palin’s camp, however; the deal for the 7,900-square-foot home, purchased for $1.7 million in cash, was done through the anonymous Delaware-registered Safari Investments LLC, the AP reports. If Palin is indeed the buyer, how will her new neighbors welcome her? “It concerns me just because we have a very peaceful neighborhood and I won't want it to get all messed up,” says one.

There has long been talk that Palin may move to Arizona, either to anchor her presidential run or to stage a campaign for the Senate seat Jon Kyl is vacating. Of course, she could simply need a home there for family reasons, as daughter Bristol purchased a 3,900-square-foot home near Phoenix last year. Either way, suspicions were raised further when no trespassing signs went up all around the home and a local TV crew was chased off by a man in a van with Alaska plates. That same van entered the property yesterday.

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