Categories: Realtor tips, Uncategorized, white space network, white space technology, Wilmington NC Neighborhoods, wilmington nc real estate, worlds largest christmas tree, Wrightsville Beach NC
New Hanover County loves technology… The New Hanover County government is on the cutting edge of new technological advances by utilizing the TV White Space that was abandoned in 2008 with the national launch of digital TV. Wilmington was the first test city for the use of the non analog device. The FCC laid ground rules concerning the use of the White Space Spectrum and New Hanover County is the first to utilize the technology. The first commercial installation of the White Space network was set up at Hugh McCrae park. Phase 2 will include other parks and gardens such as Vetarans Park and Airlie Gardens. Wi Fi on caffeine will be available.
“Community leaders have been eager to keep the area in the race to develop new technologies and uses since the FCC chose the local television market as the first in the country to transition to digital TV. New Hanover County and Wilmington are also noted in the FCC’s National Broadband plan as a model of the usability of the spectrum.
New Hanover County has provided network IP cameras, Wi-Fi routers, antennas and other hardware as well as technical installation of the new FCC approved radios. New Hanover County, city of Wilmington and TVBS have been using white spaces for a number of business applications already, including water quality monitoring and security purposes.
Chaney says the county and city governments collaborated on a pilot project that provided Wi-Fi and video surveillance in the Creekwood housing development. The county is also using white space to automate the collection of water quality data in environmentally sensitive areas that would have required trenching of wires.
In testing white space, Chaney says “We see ranges of up to 1.5 miles on a point-to-point application of the spectrum including signal propagation through vegetation and buildings. Installing these newly approved radios and appropriate antennas could allow wireless service far beyond traditional boundaries.”
Categories: 3D Journey 2 Mysterious Island, Iron Man 3, robert downey jr., Shane Black, Tony Stark
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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Categories: Buying Wilmington NC real estate, Economy, Realtor tips, Uncategorized, wilmington nc convention center, Wilmington NC Market Statistics, wilmington nc real estate
The latest costs of living results have come out for Wilmington NC. The 2nd quarter cost of living index dipped slightly below average according to the national ACCRA cost of living survey. The results put Wilmington at 98.6, based on the national average index of 100. The first quarter average was right at 100.0.
The Cost of Living Index measure differences in costs of services and consumer goods for middle class standard of living. 314 urban areas in the US participated in the study. The study is conducted over a 3 day period, covering 90,000 prices of 60 different items. The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce posted the following chart detailing the scores compared to other Southern cities.
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Categories: Buying Wilmington NC real estate, Economy, Home Selling, Showcasing your home, Uncategorized, wilmington nc, Wilmington NC Neighborhoods
Spring is right around the corner in Wilmington NC. What a great time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning. If you are considering putting your home on the market, this might be the time to hire a cleaning professional.
Some of the things you need to keep in mind are:
1. Make a list of things that you would like to have done to the interior and the exterior of the home.
2. Do your homework and ask friends for referrals of cleaning companies. Check out references before you hand over the keys to you home.
3. Make sure that the cleaning company handles taxes for their employees, has insurance and is bonded.
4. Get an estimate for services and make sure it is detailed. Your idea of a cleaning might be different than theirs.
5. Make sure that the company can schedule days to fit your schedule and whether or not they supply the cleaning equipment and supplies.
6. A professional cleaning job can make your home shine and show well.
7. Call us to help you sell your home!
So, start your real estate search today at www.cbbaker.com. You can find a new home as well as get seller advice. You can search by price range, map, schools, neighborhoods and more.
Landfall is conveniently located between Wilmington, NC and Wrightsville Beach, NC. It’s 2200 acres of premier real estate is also situated on miles of pristine waterfront property with magnificent views of Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Landfall is also home to well known golf courses such as The Pete Dye or Jack Nicklaus Course. The country clubs at Landfall offer 14 tennis courts, olympic size pool, state of the art fitness center, fine dining and social events year round.
Landfall NC real estate offers diverse architecture, wooded homesites, and panoramic views of the intracoastal waterway, fairways, ponds and the beaches. Whatever your heart desires in luxurious country club living, it is here at Landfall near Historic Wilmington, NC.
Homes for sale in Landfall range in size and price from 1650 sq ft patio home at Prestwick to a stately 10,000 sqft Greek Revival home priced at $4,919,000. There are presently 152 Landfall homes for sale, 6 homes are pending and are priced under $1,000,000. In 2009, there have been 16 homes sold in Landfall according to WRAR.
To search for homes in Landfall or Wilmington NC real estate including short sales or foreclosures, please log on to my website at www.cbbaker.com or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-232-0363. I would be happy to send you a list of homes for sale.
Categories: Buying Wilmington NC real estate, Economy
Wilmington NC in the top 20 best cities
Wilmington NC ranked high on the Forbes list of cities best suited for businesses and careers. NC took six top spots on the list of 20 metro cities listed out of 200 in the US. Raleigh ranked #1, Durham #3, Asheville #6, Wilmington #13, Winston Salem #18 and Charlotte #19. The 200 cities were scrutinized for various criteria including past 5 years of job growth and continued projections through 2011. Also examined were living costs, business expenses, income potential and trends for growth.
Wilmington NC is located between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean in Southeastern NC. It is home to UNCW, USS Battleship NC, Wilmington Regional Film Commission, NC Azalea Festival, The Fort Fisher Aquarium, Masonboro Island, Airlie Gardens and The World’s Largest Living Christmas Tree. Miles and miles of sandy white beaches are enjoyed on a daily basis by residents of the area. The mild climate makes for year round enjoyment of the many sounds, creeks, waterways and beaches.
Wilmington NC Real Estate
The Wilmington NC real estate market has been strong for many years and is named one of the strongest markets for appreciation. Real estate investors have enjoyed over 50% increase in property values in the past 5 years and less than 5% decrease in the past year in the housing meltdown.
For more detailed information on real estate in Wilmington, NC, please contact email@example.com or call 800-497-7325. You may also log on to www.cbbaker.com to search all homes in Wilmington, NC by neighborhood, schools, zip, price or map.
Categories: Buying Wilmington NC real estate, Figure Eight Island, Wilmington NC Neighborhoods
Figure Eight Island swing bridge may soon be only swinging once an hour instead of twice. Figure Eight Island is a private oceanfront island only minutes north of Wrightville Beach and Wilmington, NC. It is only accessible by a swingbridge. Figure 8 Island is a popular vacation destination for the elite due to little traffic or tourists. You will find miles of pristine sandy white beaches, a yacht club and marina, tennis courts and a boat ramp. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, skiing, birdwatching or just relaxing on the gorgeous beaches.
The change in the swing bridge schedule would make it the same as the one hour opening for the Wrightsville Beach, Surf City and Sunset Bridge.
There are several custom homes for sale at Figure Eight Island. They range in price from $1,995,000-$4,475,000. Many of these custom homes are located on the beautiful white beaches of Figure 8 Island. There are also homes on the sound front with private boat docks for easy access to the
intracoastalway or the ocean for deep sea fishing. For complete details on Figure Eight Island real estate, please go to www.cbbaker.com or contact me directly at 910-232-0363. You can also text message 44133 textcode 14041 and you will receive mobile virtual tours to your phone!
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If you are a Facebook user, you have surely seen “The 25 Random Things” about yourself. Well today the Wilmington Star News published 25 Random Things About Wilmington NC. Read the rest of this entry
Categories: wilmington nc weekly events
With Christmas approaching, the visitors are arriving. Wilmington NC has so much to offer visitors from the best shopping at Mayfaire to the many Christmas events and attractions. For starters is the Worlds Largest Christmas tree, an oak that is believed to be more than 400 years old and covered with 5,250 bulbs, which was lit last week at Wilmington’s Hilton Park at The 79th Annual Lighting! Of course Santa & Mrs. Claus made an appearance. The Dolphins are out in Wrightsville Beach, & Pleasure Island is gearing up for their Island of Lights. The Historic Downtown Candlelight Tours, Enchanted Airlie, The Battle Ship Lighting and a Christmas Parade highlight some of the holiday festivities that Wilmington is famous for. And, this weekend, let’s don’t forget the Annual Christmas Choir & Orchestra at First Baptist Church, Christmas in the Country at Poplar Grove Plantation and Holiday Light Tours. Slow down and take time to enjoy and reflect during this busy time. Help others by putting a smile on their face. Need help with real estate, or have a question we might be able to help you with, please don’t hesitate to call us or visit www.cbbaker.com. Search by schools, map, zip codes, neighborhood and more.
The 79th annual lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree in Wilmington NC was held Thursday night at 6pm at Wilmington’s Hilton Park. The massive oak tree covered with spanish moss is believed to be more than 400 years old and covered with 5,250 bulbs. Read the rest of this entry