Wilmington NC | Screen Gems Studio to get Iron Man III


Well it is official. Screen Gems Studio and Wilmington NC will be host to the filming of IRon Man III. Welcome to our great town. Enjoy.

So why is Gov. Perdue coming to Wilmington today to Screen Gems Studio to make an announcement? We shall know at 2:30 pm. North Carolina beat out Michigan in posssible places to film Iron Man 3. Aaron Syrett, director of the N.C. Film Office sent out an email last night to members of the state film council about the visit. The studio has made a call for crew members for another production, rumor has it that it is really for Iron Man 3. More later after 2:30 today. Cross those fingers and get ready to say “Welcome to Wilmington Iron Man III” we hope…..

Rumors abound. According to the Latino Review, a website that reviews and researches films, director Shane Black is scouting the Wilmington NC area to film Iron Man 3. The previous versions have all been filmed in Los Angeles and the thought is that the director would like a change of scenery for the sequel. Screen Gems Studio is home to many movies and television shows. Currently “One Tree Hill” and “Eastbound and Down” are being filmed in the area. Colin Firth and Emily Blunt will start filming in the area for ” Arthur Newman – Golf Pro” in October. If the rumor is true Iron Man will be taking over 10 of Screen Gems sound stages and set designs are rumored to have already started. Filming should start in June 2012 and the release should be May 3, 2013. The budget for Iron Man 2 was $200 million and this film should have a similar budget. We welcome you Shane Black, Robert Downey Jr. and crew. You will love Wilmington NC and the creative crew at Screen Gems Studio. You will also love the people of Wilmington NC, who make the city we live in “perfect”.

If you see the area and want to look at real estate please feel free to search on www.cbbaker.com for virtual tours, videos, photos and more.

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Save My Mortgage Interest Deduction | Wilmington NC real estate

Save My Mortgage Interest Deduction.

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The National Association of Homebuilders have  put up a united strong front to try and keep the mortgage interest deduction from being eliminated or reduced for homeowners.  Congress and the Administration are looking at deficit and looking for ways to increase the tax revenue.  Americans support keeping the interest deduction to help them achieve homeownership and  to help keep the nations tax system progressive. 

Learn more from these in-depth reports that separate the myths about the mortgage interest deduction from the reality on the website supporting this cause.  Please take a minute to get informed and fill out the survey at Take Action and Stay Connected.  This vital decision is a huge part of American Homeownership, and we cannot let it be reduced or be completely eliminated.  Visit http://www.savemymortgageinterestdeduction.com

Wilmington NC Real Estate, Wilmington NC Homes, Wrightsville Beach Homes

Wilmington NC Real Estate, Wilmington NC Homes, Wrightsville Beach Homes.

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Do the math on this exceptional deal in Whitney Pines. Over 1250 heated square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage situated on a large lot at the end of the cul-de-sac. Great location near Wrightsville Beach, UNCW, Corning, I-40, NC 140, GE, Airport, Mayfaire and shopping. 100% financing available through USDA upon qualifying. Quick access to Market Street from Torchwood for Jacksonville residents. LOW HOA dues! All appliances convey. Excellent primary residence or investment property. INTEREST RATES ARE LOW!! DON’T DELAY! WON’T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE!  For more details please visit here http://www.cbbaker.com/idx/residential/107084/

Positve News | 8th Annual Economic Outlook Conference UNCW | Wilmington NC real estate

UNCW economists say that Wilmington may outperform state, nation | Business | South College News.

The 8th Annual Economic Outlook Conference was held at UNCW today and the news is generally positive for the Wilmington NC Tri County area. According to WECT, the economists said that New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties are forecast to grow 2.2% in 2012 slightly ahead of the NC forecast of 1.7% and the nation forecast of 1.6%.

The announcement was made by “William Hall — a professor of economics and senior economist with the Swain Center for Business and Economic Services in UNCW’s Cameron School of Business—announced the predictions along with collaboration from Ravija Badarinathi — a professor of statistics in the UNCW Department of Information Systems and Operations Management.” per WECT.

Residental real estate has been stabalizing and the the retail sales have come back and continue to grow.  For a full report on the Economic Outlook, please read more here…  Page 30 will be the start of the local Wilmington NC statistics. 

Thank you for your time and effort in putting on this conference UNCW and all the sponsors.  Good news for our area.

What a weekend | Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival AND Riverfest | Wilmington NC

No excuses about having nothing to do this weekend.  Besides the beautiful weather and the awesome scenery in the area, we have 2 long time festivals to enjoy this weekend.  The Wilmington NC area plays host to the Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival is in it’s eighteenth year and promises to be better than ever.  Headliner – 18th Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival proudly announces this year’s headliner band is:

JIMMIE VAUGHAN and The Tilt-a-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton  – October 8, 2011

 According to the Pleasure Island website ” Join Us in Kure Beach for Music, Food, Crafts, and More…A weekend of non-stop musical talent, the Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival features live jazz and blues performances on two stages. The music can’t be beat and the locally prepared seafood is simply the best in the region.”

“This two-day festival takes place along the scenic Cape Fear River at the Fort Fisher Military Recreational Area in Kure beach. Enjoy browsing at the Fine Arts Plaza, shopping for crafts, listening to music, and fine wine tasting. Children will stay entertained for hours as they enjoy magicians, juggling acts, clowns and much more in the Kidz Zone.”

The schedule is ”

Saturday, October 8

12:30- 1:50 The Willie Painter Band
2:10 – 3:30 Sean Carney Band
3:50 – 5:10 Damon Fowler
5:30 – 7:00 Jake HaldenVang Trio
8:00 – 9:30

Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band
Featuring Lou Ann Barton


1:30 – 2:45 The FROG Project
3:00 – 4:15 Nita B & The Swingin’ Soiree
4:30 – 5:45 The Little Zippers
6:00 – 7:15 El Jaye Johnson & The Port City All Stars

Sunday, October 9

12:30 – 1:50 Lawyers, Guns and Money
2:10 – 3:30 The Barstanders
3:50 – 5:10 Medusa Stone does the Blues Featuring Justin Fox
5:50 – 7:00 Anson Funderburgh, Scott Cable and Friends


1:30 – 2:45 Bernie Kenerson Group
3:00 – 4:15 Freeport
4:30 – 5:45 Charlie and Rose Lucas

Ticket information:

Gates Open 11:00

Tickets On Sale Now

Two-Day Ticket in Advance – $30
Saturday Only – $30
Sunday Only $15
Children 12 and under Free


At the following Carolina Beach Businesses

Courtyard Marriott / 100 Charlotte Ave. 910-458-2030
Island & Tackle Hardware / 801 N. Lake Park Blvd. 910-458-3049
Olde Salty / CB Boardwalk 910-458-8090
Silver Dollar / CB Boardwalk 910-458-0977
Touche’ / 201 N. Lake Park Blvd. 910-458-3049


The Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival is scheduled each year in the second weekend in October. Contact the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce online or call 910-458-8434 for more information or visit the website – http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/seafoodbluesandjazzfestival.asp

Enjoy yourselves and if you see any real estate you would like to find more about, please call or text us.  or visit www.cbbaker.com

Our other festival this weekend is celebrating it’s 33rd year – the wonderful Riverfest.  This weekend on the Historic Downtown Cape Fear River.  Read all about the Riverfest here…