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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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31.

Toilethead    

BREAKING NEWS! He's ot buying the dump I live in either.

100 days ago
32.

realist    

Why would they want to buy a house right now? Hawaii is more to their liking, or Aspen, or Martha's Vineyard, or . . . . They can't take the heat now, they sure wouldn't like the California desert.

100 days ago
33.

Tax    

How about the seller played the media to up his house sale!

100 days ago
34.

Gretel    

I know it's the desert but that place looks so barren and unwelcoming, I don't understand why someone with all that money would want to live in a place that wasn't scenic or at least had a relaxing view.

100 days ago
35.

Hypecat    

Wow, killer house. Nice and secluded, away from all of the Hollywood s***. He should buy it.

100 days ago
36.

Wznm    

You can't order a Pizza out there!! Snakes n chit nice to visit maybe.

100 days ago
37.

cristiana    

that house is pretty! dont understand why they passed on it. palms springs is very hot and windy though, maybe not their kind of weather

100 days ago
38.

Italia    

I would love the Obamas to make California their home after he leaves office, I just wouldn't recommend Rancho Mirage. I think the Obamas would be happier in the Hollywood Hills or even Calabasas.

100 days ago
39.

MC Long    

Your story is false. I live in the desert and the Obamas have definitely entered into escrow on this property. Of course the White House will deny this because of security concerns. When POTUS

100 days ago
40.

Bridget    

That's good. They should let Sasha finish up school. They seem happiest in Hawaii anyway. I mean, if I had my choice of states to live in, I would go with Hawaii. It looks stunning.

100 days ago
41.

Because am happy    

Why does it matter, his money his decision.

100 days ago
42.

nico    

No one wants that Turd in Calif except other turds

100 days ago
43.

Edddie Nash    

They definitely want to live in Southern California from what I heard. The oldest daughter wants to go to UCLA and toured the campus. She loves it in L.A.

100 days ago
44.

P Boman    

The rooms look too small for Michelle to maneuver her backside around.

100 days ago
45.

ellenviola    

HE NEEDS TO STOP THE FUNDRAISING, HANGING OUT WITH LIBERAL MORONS AT HOLLYWERID PARTYS, AND GOING ON VACATIONS......CLOSE THE BORDERS, SEND THESE ILLEGAL GANG MEMBERS , WOMEN,, ADULT MEN BACK TO THEIR COUNTRIES....THEY ARE NOT COMING HERE TO MAKE AMERICA BETTER...THEY HATE AMERICA, AMERICANS, THE AMERICAN FLAG, OUR LANGUAGE, AND OUR CULTURE.....THESE IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT THE IMMIGRANTS FROM YEARS AGO WHO WANTED TO BE AN AMERICAN!....IF THE PRESIDENT DOESNT STOP THIS A.S.AP. AMERICA WILL BE A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY......ITS BAD ENOUGH WE ARE DEALING WITH POVERTY, CRIME, HUNGRY CHILDREN, FATHERLESS HOMES,IN MANY BLACK COMMUNITIES.......THE MIDDLE CLASS CANNOT SUPPORT ALL OF THIS!!!!!

100 days ago
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