Bristol Palin puts Arizona house up for rent
Bristol Palin, a former contestant on "Dancing With the Stars," has decided to shuffle off to Los Angeles leaving behind her newly purchased home in Maricopa, Ariz.
Palin plans on renting out the five bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, Pinal County home that boasts a three-car garage. Although the tract house, built in 2006, has no private pool, the Cobblestone Farms community has a communal pool, walking paths and children’s playgrounds.
The price to have Sarah Palin's oldest daughter as your landlord? A mere $1,400 a month.
When new, the 3,900-square-foot stucco, two-story house sold for $329,560 but it fell into foreclosure in early 2010. A couple bought the property in May 2010, for $137,200 and sold it to the 20-year-old Palin six months later for $172,000 in cold hard cash.
Bristol, an anti-teen pregnancy advocate, plans to move to Los Angeles to participate in a new reality show on the BIO Channel. On the show, she and her son, Tripp, will live with brothers Kyle and Christopher Massey and work at a charity.
"While on 'Dancing,' Bristol became extremely close with fellow contestant, actor Kyle Massey. Since the show, Bristol, Kyle, and Kyle's brother, actor Christopher Massey, have become best friends; so much so, that since Bristol and Tripp have to move to Los Angeles for her new job, she decides to move in with the Massey brothers who are also about to realize how much their lives are about to change," the BIO channel said in a statement last month that deemed Bristol "the most famous single mother in America."
Bristol's home should not be confused with her mother's $1.7-million Arizona vacation home in nearby Scottsdale.
-- Tony Pierce
Photo: Bristol Palin's Arizona house is up for rent. Credit: Reuters / Tim Gaynor