Obamas Buy House They Were Renting in DC's Kalorama Neighborhood

Barack and Michelle Obama have bought the home they've been renting in D.C.'s Kalorama neighborhood since the former president left office, sources close to the sellers confirm to News4.

The Obamas bought the nine-bedroom, 8.5-bath mansion for $8.1 million, the Washington Post reports. Property records show the deed transfer was recorded Wednesday.

The Obamas have said they plan to remain in the capital while their younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school at Sidwell Friends in Washington.

Spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement: "Given that President and Mrs. Obama will be in Washington for at least another two and a half years, it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent property."

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