Whether it’s your first time buying a house or your tenth, the market is always changing the way we do business. As economic development flourishes, the homes for sale in Lafayette Parish are no exception. Specifically, the city of Broussard is experiencing enormous growth in the housing market. Our new subdivision, Ville de Côté Gelée, is raising the standard for excellent new homes! But how do you know if Côté Gelée is right for you? Well, we’ve put together a quick home buyers’ guide for your reference.


It is always in your best interest to hire smart and reliable advisers when buying a new home. Not only does this include the right real estate agent, but also hiring the best financial planner for your needs. A good financial planner will take a comprehensive look at your situation to give you expert advice. In doing so, they will align your home purchase in perspective with your big-picture financial situation.

The advice of friends should generally be taken lightly. After you search and tour so many houses and finally decide on one, your friends and family’s advice could impede your decisions. Don’t lose your dream home! While our loved ones have our best interests in mind, they may be ignorant of your particular situation.


Many aspiring new homeowners make the mistake of waiting to look at available houses until they are financially ready. However, it’s actually a great idea to use early window shopping to your advantage! Even if it’s not your first time buying a house, there’s always something new to learn about current housing trends. Pictures don’t always accurately convey a house’s true essence. Homes that don’t photograph well are still worth touring! In a developing neighborhood like Côté Gelée, you may really enjoy the neighborhood scene but aren’t yet sure about your ideal home. Feel free to attend many open houses in this Lafayette parish neighborhood to start discovering what you like.

As you’re reading websites and newspaper listings, note how long your favorite homes for sale in Lafayette Parish stay available. Are there any changes in the asking price? Details like these provide great insight into the housing market trends of your preferred subdivisions. When you’re in the know, you can act at the opportune moment. In addition to the market, you should also understand the neighborhood. Take walks around the ones you like at different times of the day. Drive the route you would take to work if commuting time is important to you. 

The best realtors are not only experienced, but they are also local and therefore familiar with Lafayette Parish. The right real estate agent can provide you with all the details you need about the neighborhoods you’re considering—even those that aren’t necessarily public information. Do you want to be a part of a blossoming food scene? Or would you rather build your life in a quiet suburban neighborhood? If there is further neighborhood development on the horizon, your realtor should also inform you of that now to help you make the right decision. 


If you’re looking for your little slice of heaven somewhere between an urban scene and a suburban neighborhood, Côté Gelée may be exactly right for you! We are combining a small community of only 60 homes with plans for a multi-use business park in the quaint city of Broussard, Louisiana. 

Our real estate agent, Angela Guidry with Southern Lifestyle Homes, is an expert on the Côté Gelée subdivision and development. She’s dedicated to pairing people with their perfect home and is here to help you decide if Côté Gelée is right for you. You can contact her today by submitting a form on our website. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest news from Ville de Côté Gelée!