Bristol Palin Pays $172,000 Cash For Foreclosed Tract House In Arizona
Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like the exciting news that 20-year-old Bristol Palin -- known for getting pregnant as a teenager and not knowing how to dance at all -- has bought a house! Hooray, Bristol! Times are tough for everyone, but somehow she scraped up $172,000 from under Sarah's burrito wrappers on the couch and now Bristol is the proud (?) owner of some utterly random foreclosed tract house in some abandoned Arizona exurb. We cannot even begin to make sense of this.
The purchase of the five-bedroom house represents a typical real-estate saga in Arizona. Public records show the home was built in 2006 and bought for $329,560. It went into foreclosure in January of this year.
Said the person who bought the REO for $137,200 and cleaned it up and sold it to Sarah Palin's Alaskan daughter for some reason, "I'm not sure why she wanted to buy that home, but we are real happy for her."
No one's sure.
Remember, this is Maricopa, Arizona. This is not a resort area. This is not Scottsdale or Sedona. This is the flat, awful, very far edge of the Phoenix sprawl. The two-lane highway that doubles as Maricopa's "Main Street" is lined with the decrepit shacks of cotton pickers and lonesome old people waiting to die.