As was suggested days after the rumor started circulating and pretty obvious from the get-go, the Obamas did not spend $3.5M on a contemporary mansion in the Rancho Mirage neighborhood of Thunderbird Heights back in July, because that is something a couple from Nebraska would do. A couple from Nebraska kind of like the pair with "no apparent ties to the commander-in-chief" that the LA Times identifies as the actual buyers. So congrats to the new homeowners, whose swank new pad has been hated on by White House decorator Michael Smith.
· President Obama buying in Rancho Mirage? Not this time [LA Times]
·Did the Obamas Just Pay $4.25M For a Swank SoCal Spread? [Curbed National]