jim 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/19/13) - This may be Jim DeMaio’s fourth time as Chamber Ambassador, but that doesn’t mean any less hard work of stimulating Owensboro’s economy for the Century 21 independent real estate agent.

The theme of July’s Rooster Booster Breakfast was an update on Owensboro’s economic conditions and DeMaio believes that the community is steadily on its way up economically.

“Owensboro is now a seller’s market,” DeMaio said. “Strong seller’s markets mean there is a good demand out there, home values are going up, and it’s better for everyone.”

DeMaio said there is a lack of inventory for buyers to find listings in the Owensboro area. He said to solve this problem he “needs more sellers to get off the couch and list their properties”.

Maria Hampton of the Federal Reserve said that Owensboro has “weathered the recession much better than Kentucky and the US”, and DeMaio agrees.

“We were pretty much recession-proof,” DeMaio said. “We have a very diverse economy with the school systems, city and county government, and the new hospital.”

DeMaio believes the real estate market is an integral part of the city’s economy.

“The biggest thing we do is put people in homes,” DeMaio said. “The homeowners drive the economy.”

According to his numbers, more people are moving away from the suburbs of Owensboro and moving closer to the center of town. This is mostly because of the newly developed downtown area and other city features such as the hospital.

DeMaio believe Owensboro is the perfect place to buy a home in the current economic situation of the state and country.

“When clients come from out of town, they are choosing between communities, and I’m trying to sell Owensboro,” DeMaio said. “But, it’s easy to convince people to move here.”

Jim DeMaio can be reached by Facebook at facebook.com/JimDeMaioRealtor, twitter at @JimDeMaio3, email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by text/phone at (270)-485-5466, or on the internet at www.JimDeMaio.com.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5258

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3664

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2099

Hanson Youth Wins Soap Box Derby World…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 1997

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1916

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19551

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15729

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 28, 2015 1916

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1700

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1425

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 972

PPD Warns Public: Beware of Facebook Scam

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 813

Local Teen Cited on Charges for Alleged…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 792

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 635

Yeti Spotted at Hanson Pharmacy

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 634

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – July 29,…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 560

Muhlenberg County Head Start Preschool Program…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 492

Man Arrested, College Building Evacuated…

by SurfKY News