Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, is listing her nearly 8,000-square-foot home in Arizona for $2.499 million.
If she gets the full list price, she will make a tidy profit on the home, which she purchased in 2011 for $1.695 million, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
Built in 2001 in Scottsdale, the home has many resort-like amenities. The exterior has an oasis-like feel with desert landscaping, a multipurpose sports court and an outdoor living area featuring a kitchen, pool and spa.
The home has six bedrooms, two of which are master retreats, and seven bathrooms. It also features an upgraded kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops along with many fireplaces, media room and a wine cellar.
Palin purchased the home under a limited-liability company, leading some to speculate she was planning to run for a U.S. Senate seat or base a 2012 presidential campaign there. But that turned out not to be the case. According to the listing agent Rich Barker, the Palins are “not here enough to enjoy it.”
The property has garnered lots of online attention, Barker said, much of it from people attracted by Palin’s notoriety. “You never know what’s drawing attention, but web traffic has increased with this listing,” Barker said. “We only show the home to qualified buyers. Either those that show intent to purchase or prove source of funding, and we do this to protect our luxury homes’ and people’s privacy.”
Barker said that the home has had many showings, and an offer has been placed on it. “We’re negotiating an offer that was made after five days on the market,” he said.