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Life in Manzanita

By Dave Leach, June 4, 2020

After a couple of months of little to no business, Manzanita is opening back up making all the local folks and businesses very happy. It is great to see people coming back to the beach and enjoy the sunshine. One thing that seems to be clear is people are wanting to shelter in a small coastal town and get out of the city during the pandemic. One of my favorite clients referred Larry and Sandy to me and we found a new beach getaway for them in no time which was great as the inventory had been so low. It was the perfect 4 bedroom/4bath home where they could spend the summer with close family. The house sits up on the North side of town and has some great ocean and mountain views. Did I say Larry and Sandy were great clients. Always super responsive and moving fast so we were able to secure this property against a competing offer. They had their ducks lined up and brought a sense of urgency and humor to the home buying process. I am happy they will be in the neighborhood and will be a great addition to this community. Welcome to your new home Larry and Sandy! Dave Leach, Broker Living Room Realty 503-704-0946 or

Dave Leach




Looking for that perfect beach house get away at the coast? Or perhaps you're ready to settle down at the coast, possibly in your first home? Or maybe you have decided to invest in rental properties? You have come to the right place. Dave knows the area, knows the houses, and know the importance of finding that perfect home for you, your family, and even your four-legged loved ones. Dave brings 26 years of sales and marketing experience and is a skilled negotiator who delivers excellent client service.


Understanding his client’s needs is in order to help them achieve their goals is paramount. Dave’s approach is to develop lasting relationships with his clients, built on honesty, integrity, and respect, so that you too can find the joy he has discovered living at the Oregon coast. He is here to un-complicate the business of buying a home and to direct all the necessary inspections and information needed to close the deal. Please feel free to pick up the phone or stop by anytime in order to bounce around ideas and talk about real estate.


He grew up in Ohio going to University of Toledo in order to get his BBA in accounting, and then to Western Michigan University for his MBA, but is happy to finally landed here, on the north Oregon coast. Dave worked in academic publishing and library information management industries for years making information available to wide audiences for decision making. During this time, he traveled the country extensively and lived in multiple cities, eventually stumbling across Oregon. He fell in love. Thirteen years ago he left San Francisco for the Pacific Northwest drawn by the beauty, clean beaches, outdoor adventures, and the relaxed spirit. The most important lesson Dave learned while traveling and relocating is that there is no place like a real home. Home is where we connect with friends, family, and community. Home is a sanctuary, allowing us to rejuvenate, grow, thrive, and celebrate life. And he’s found all that right here, in his remodeled 1960 beach cottage, two blocks from the ocean in a peaceful Manzanita neighborhood. He and his two Yorkshire terriers, Oscar and Alfred, are surrounded by a passionate, diverse coastal community. Let him help you find your piece of paradise at the Oregon coast.
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