Second Ever Surfalorus Film Festival July 18 – 20, 2013 | Wilmington NC real estate

Surf, Surf, Surf…..

From the makers of the GREAT Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington NC, join them in the Second ever Surfalorus Film Festival starting July 19 – July 20 in various venues around town.  The surf films viewed are local as well as classics.  From their website:

 Second Ever Surfalorus Film Festival
After eleven years of showcasing the tastiest surf flicks at the November festival, Cucalorians are now throwing up a summer festival just for surfers. The Surfalorus Film Festival will feature local films created by filmmakers of all levels as well as classic surf films,  Waverider by Karl Lear at Carolina Beach on the 18th
The schedule of top-notch films will includeJeremy Johnston x Electric  by Ben Capron
The 2nd annual Surfalorus Film Festival hits screens this summer with the hottest new surf films and docs about coastal issues. Surfers, nature lovers, water weirdos, and fans of good film will enjoy three days of outdoor screenings in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and  Downtown Wilmington – bringing people from Southeastern North Carolina together to celebrate and discover great surf films. The three-day event will be held July 18-20 and will include an outdoor board expo and shaper show – a live display from area board artists. A free, outdoor screening will be held each night of the festival with live music and cold beer.
“My favorite part about Surfalorus will be seeing the tribe gather around to watch a surf film,” said Hanner, “This is an opportunity to catch up with people that you may only see in the water.”
Weekend pass is $40.00  
Surfalorus Film Festival – Schedule of events:

Thursday – Carolina Beach

Kick Off Screening @ Ocean Grill + Tiki Bar – Free Event!

6:30p- Traveler’s Trio

9:00p- Fireworks on the Beach!

9:30p- No Directions by Julian Martin (2mins) + Waverider by Karl Lear (62mins)

Friday- Wrightsville Beach

Screenings @Red Dogs – $10 admission per Screening

10:00am-  H2IndO by Brent Deal (76mins)

12:00pm-  Dust. Resin. Water.  By Troy Cryder (51mins)

1:30pm-  Shored Up by Ben Kalina (83mins)

3:30pm- Isolated by Justin LePera (92mins)

6:00pm- Bikini Bottom Shorts Film Block (75 mins)

    • Sine Qua Non by Richard Yelland (24mins)
    • The Lazy Surfer by Connor Buss (2mins)
    • Lunch Break by Clare Plueckhahn (5mins)
    • Runman’s Grom by Ray Kleiman (7mins)
    • By the Way by Hayley Gordon (15mins)
    • North by Mikey Detemple (8mins)
    • Beyond the Drop by Mark Anders (7mins)
    • Jeremy Johnston x Electric  by Ben Capron (2mins)
    • Excitation by Rene Laudi (10 mins) 

Showcase Film @ Jengo’s – Free Event!

8:00pm – Doors open – come on in and socialize

9:00pm – Live music from…

10:00pm – by Keith Ketchum (4mins) + The HEART and The SEA by Nathan Oldfield (85 mins)


Board & Beach Expo  10am- 4pm @ Tidal Creek Co-op – Free Event

    • Surfer’s Yoga by Wilmington Yoga Center (10am)
    • Green Room Live Shaper Show – See area board shapers and artists in action
    • Water Slide for kids of all ages – All Day
    • Food and Drink by Tidal Creek
    • NC Microbrews Samples and Sales + local Kombucha
    • James Bain Cooking Workshop
    • Live Music- The Clams and The Meteor Men

Evening Sessions @ Jengo’s Playhouse 

5:00pm- Manufacturing Stoke by Pierce Michael (80mins) – $10 Admission

7:00pm- Jeff Divine Workshop – $15 Admission

9:00pm- Baggie Shorts Film Block (71mins) – $10 Admission

    • Remind Me To Forget by Jeremy Asher Lynch (35mins)
    • Another Session by Scooter Hayes (6mins)
    • River Run by Dirk Brandt (8mins)
    • Party Mix by Hayley Gordon (13mins)
    • Boxing Day in Byron Bay by Stephan Kleinlein (6mins)
    • Mason Test by Logan Beam (3mins)
    • Welcome to ILM by Do Good Real Estate (3mins)
    • Meanwhile by James Throssel (5mins)

11:00pm-  Surfalorus Night Cap – $5 Admission

    • Celluloid Surf Classics: Runmans 69

For the rest of the venue please visit website here…

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6 Ways to Maximize Small Living Space | Wilmington NC Homes

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You can’t stretch a foot to measure more than 12 inches, but you can make it look a yard wide, with a few simple tricks:Ruler

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USDA 100% Financing in Wilmington NC | Real Estate

Current list of homes in Wilmington NC here.

There is still USDA 100% financing money available on certain homes in the area. This is a possible Scenario –

$100000.00 Purchase Price

2% Guarantee Fee ($2000.00) added to the purchase price equals a financed amount of $102000.00

If the interest rate were 3.875% (APR 4.12%) the principal and interest would be $479.64

***then add the monthly amount of .03% which in this example would be $30.60***

The payment is $510.24 before taxes and insurance

Click Here for a partial list of USDA homes in New Hanover County –

USDA is still an amazing loan and this monthly fee should not discourage buyers from using this program because this is most often the most economical way to purchase a home.

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New American Mortgage

USDA Quick Guidelines

· 100% Financing on a low 30 year fixed rate
· No PMI
· 2% Guarantee Fee (Ex. Purchase price $100000.00 +2%=$102000.00)
· Monthly .03% USDA fee (Ex. $100000.00 at .03% =$30.60 per month)
· Borrower cannot own any other properties.
· 640 credit score minimum
· Up to 6% seller concession allowed
· Borrower must meet income restrictions per county. Use $73050.00 for New Hanover and Brunswick. If your income is close to that figure don’t assume they don’t qualify. There are a few exceptions to the rule.
· Try to avoid in ground swimming pools. These can be done on a case by case basis.
· Home must be located in a certain area.
This is the place to look to see if the property is eligible. As a general rule, in New Hanover County you would look north of Gordon Rd. and South of Monkey Junction. Almost all of Brunswick county is USDA eligible.To search all homes in Wilmington NC please visit

For a quick list of some of the USDA homes in the area – let us know your wants in a home and neighborhood and we can email you a list of available homes asap.

Wilmington NC Arts Council – Awesome New Website | Free sign up for artists

Arts Council Of Wilmington

The Arts Community has been waiting for their new website and it has launched.  Take a look.

There is an incredible pool of talent in the Wilmington Area.  Now there is an opportunity to find it in one place.  You can get a free membership here.
Add your event to the calendar and have a place to showcase your work.  Information about 4th Friday Gallery tours, Pedestrian Art locations, Art Directory, and Opportunities are on the site as well.
Well done, Arts Coucil!

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Find a Wilmington NC Fix Up Home That Pays | Real Estate

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Hollywood East…. movies, movies, movies | Cape Fear Independent Film Festival This Weekend

Movie Buff?  Get your fill this weekend.  Enjoy a free screening of  “How To Make A Superhero” (5/11 – 11AM) at the Convention Center.Various theater’s will be used during the weekend.  For full list and prices please visit here….

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