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President Obama

He's NOT Buying

Rancho Mirage House

7/23/2014 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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There are lots of reports circulating that President Obama is in escrow to buy a house in the exclusive Rancho Mirage gated community which the likes of Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope called home -- NOT TRUE.

The house in question is listed at $4.25 million and escrow is supposed to close at the end of the month. 

Sources close to the President who are familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... he and Michelle have never even seen the house and have definitely not made an offer.  What's more ... we're told the Obamas will NOT live in the desert when his presidency ends.

And there's this ... the Obamas have relied heavily on their famed interior decorator Michael S. Smith. We're told 6 months ago someone who was looking at the house asked Smith to come along to give his opinion.  

We're told Smith made it clear ... he didn't like the house AT ALL.  It's pushed up against the mountain, it doesn't have a lot of light and it's just not that stylish.  The buyer passed.

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truth1253    

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55 days ago
17.

01void    

Could it have been another secret reason why he was going to LA

55 days ago
18.

DDR    

I hope he isn't house hunting on the taxpayers dime and time.

55 days ago
19.

redbull    

Lie after lie with this guy

55 days ago
20.

Terri Schiavo    

I don't see any wheelchair ramps

55 days ago
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Reginaphalange    

No he's going to buy and 8 million dollar home on our dime

55 days ago
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sfrandiver    

He probably isn't buying it, it is probably part of a fundraiser gift. It will be in a name of an IRS employee.

55 days ago
23.

boricua4669    

Never seen so much stupid comments about this story ... The property is excellent(don't know what that designer didn't like ?!). The only thing i'm not sure about is the garage ? Is it detached or connected to the house ? If is not, is a pass, definitely !

55 days ago
24.

funkybarfly    

Moochelle told him no way.That desert air might dry out my beautiful arms.

55 days ago
25.

funkybarfly    

Rancho Chicken Grease.

55 days ago
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funkybarfly    

He didn't build that!

55 days ago
27.

ms.b    

Most of these people on here talking about the president going to buy an house with taxpayers money probably don't have an job and living on government assistance. None of you know what's in this man account. Being the president is an job and he gets paid for doing it. He can spend his money on whatever he wants .

55 days ago
28.

Fit4Life    

What's the point of the story?

55 days ago
29.

She's baaaack    

I could have told you that. Like them or not, they're good parents and I don't think they'd do that to their daughters after those kids sacrificed what will be 8 years of their lives. Not sayin' I'm a fan, but I don't think I'm wrong.

55 days ago
30.

realist    

Thank you, Jesus!

55 days ago
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