Cameron Brooks

Author and Publisher of Cameron Brooks News and Views and Affiliate Broker with Realty Executives Associates. Call or text me at 865-387-4408 or email at cameron@cameronviews.com.

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A 2019 Letter

Reading Time: 3 minutesJust wanted to write you at the beginning of 2019 and wish you a wonderful and blessed year! Next month will start my 5th year in real estate, and as I start another year in this business I wanted to write folks and share some highlights of my work in 2018. These include:
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An Interview With Eddie Mannis

Reading Time: 12 minutesEddie Mannis is a native Knoxvillian, who grew up in the Inskip community and graduated from Central High School. The founder of Prestige Cleaners, he is heavily involved in giving back to the community through efforts like HonorAir, which takes veterans from Knoxville to Washington, DC to visit their respective war memorials. He recently announced
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Over $9,000 Raised For GoNorth!

Reading Time: 1 minuteOn October 18th Agrifeed Pet Supply, Gary Sturm of Mortgage Investors Group, and Knoxville Homes with Cameron Brooks hosted “13,000 Saved” at Holly’s Gourmet Market, which raised funds for GoNorth Animal Transport. Over 60 people attended, enjoying great food, music from “A Touch of Classic”, and a presentation from GoNorth’s president Carmen Trammell!
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13,000 Saved!

Reading Time: 1 minuteOne of my favorite animal rescue groups in our area is the GoNorth Animal Transport Collaborative. Since 2012 they have rescued over 13,000 dogs from rural East Tennessee shelters that have high euthanasia rates and transported them to Northern states, where the dogs are adopted out. When you have a second, please watch this short video about the
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An Interview With Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero

Reading Time: 10 minutes  Madeline Rogero was elected the first woman Mayor of Knoxville in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015 with no opposition on the ballot. I’ve known Mayor Rogero for over 10 years and remember her first run for mayor back in 2003. We’ve had lunch several times over the years and I was honored that
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The Crumpled Letter Solicitation

Reading Time: 3 minutesA recent Knoxville News Sentinel article highlighted that there are now more realtors in the Knoxville area than there are houses to be sold. And along with that reality has come a hyper competitive environment for realtors. With that environment we are starting to see more unethical practices surface as some agents become desperate to
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The Haney House- Beautiful Mountaintop Retreat In Knox County

Reading Time: 5 minutesDan and Linda Haney are originally from Miami, Florida, and as avid motorcycle fans they would come to Knoxville for different conventions. They began to fall in love with the area for a variety of reasons- one it was a great area to drive their motorcycle.
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Perfecting The Sale In Pigeon Forge- A Case Study

Reading Time: 3 minutesMy in-laws, Gerri and Harold Knott, several years back bought a cabin in Pigeon Forge, which they used to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax, and also to entertain family and friends. Back in the summer they told me of their plans to sell the cabin, so I prepared a plan for
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Talking with a Legend- An Interview with the Reverend Harold Middlebrook

Reading Time: 12 minutesI sat down with Reverend Harold Middlebrook in mid-November to interview him about his life and its many rich experiences. For those that don’t know him, Reverend Middlebrook is a legend within the civil rights movement, having spent considerable time working for change in his hometown of Memphis, then later in Atlanta and Knoxville, TN.
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An Interview with Loida Velazquez, On How We Can Help the People of Puerto Rico

Reading Time: 5 minutesI have been very moved and disturbed with the horrific carnage that Hurricane Maria left on the people of Puerto Rico. Like many Americans I’ve been wondering what I can do to help the efforts that are being done to help alleviate some of the pain the people there are feeling. My good friend Loida
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Does Sam Have ESP?

Reading Time: 2 minutesLately I’ve been taking Samuel, my almost three year old mischievous Golden Retriever Lab mix  to Ijam’s Nature Center, located in South Knoxville, for both of us to get some exercise. The good thing about Ijams is you can go for decent walks in the shade on their over 12 miles of trails, and thus
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Getting Chased by Quicken Loans

Reading Time: 4 minutes  The house I currently live in we bought in 2012, and the mortgage lender I used at that time sold the loan to Quicken Loans, and since then that is the company I pay my monthly payments to. About once every three months, I get phone solicitations from Quicken with offers of a “mortgage
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I’m Loving… And You’ll Love Too Jackie’s Dream!

Reading Time: 5 minutesBack in 2016 I met my good friend the Reverend Harold Middlebrook for lunch at a new soul food restaurant called Jackie’s Dream, which is about a half mile from my house in East Knoxville.  Thus started my patronage of this very good restaurant which specializes in “hot chicken” and other soul foods, including collard
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