Teresa Burney


Teresa Burney covers growth and development for GrowthSpotter.com in Lake County, as well as communities in West Orange County.

A Florida native, Teresa has been a journalist for 30-plus years, writing about everything from alligator hunting to real estate to the businesses of building homes and developing land. Most recently she spent seven years chronicling the rise, fall, and nascent recovery of the home building industry as a senior editor for BUILDER and BIG BUILDER magazines.

She also worked as a freelance writer, editor and researcher for a number of years with clients including John Burns Real Estate Consulting, the New York Times, AARP Segunda Juventud, AARP The Magazine,The Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Magazine and Homes sections, Pool and Spa Living Magazine. Big Builder Magazine, Florida Trend, and Visit Florida.

Her early career was spent at the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times) where she covered workplace issues, small businesses, real estate, and city governments.

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