Acadiana Profile - August – September 2021

Those Lucky Winners

This year, Acadiana raised $1,334,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The winner of the 2021 ($650,000) St. Jude Dream Home in Broussard:…

Migrating Places

The story of south Louisiana is one of constant flux and migration, going all the way back to the end of the Pleistocene Epoch when the melting Laurentide Ice Sheet allowed the…

Top Real Estate Professionals

Methodology The agents in this feature were selected through a submission process analyzed and vetted by Professional Research Services. Agents were asked to submit their sales volume over a specified 12-month period. Sales volumes were required to be accompanied by…

Kitchen Revision

As the heart of any dwelling, a great kitchen not only enhances one’s home life, but it may also very well transform it. That is what the owners of the kitchens featured here realized after their spaces were updated to…

My Utilitarian Acadiana

I grew up next to a shipyard in a small village boasting three of them; no small achievement considering Loreauville has about 1,000 citizens. In addition to the shipyards, it had the…

Going Home

To New Iberia artist Jerome Weber, the land in south Louisiana’s Acadian parishes, filtered through warm, humid sunlight, is the most beautiful landscape in the United States. “Even before I…

A Cosmo Comeback

There may be a debate over who created the cosmopolitan, but the sweet-tart, rosy-hued cocktail that remains inextricably linked to the 1990s “Sex and the City” HBO show has been making a comeback. Call it nostalgia. Its ubiquity has spurred…

Architecture and Nature

My parents’ house, where I grew up, was right behind my grandparents' house. With my childish eyes, I saw a huge house, almost a palace, with a brick staircase that climbed up to the sky. In reality, it was a…

The Art of Not Letting Go

Homeowner Renee Landry enjoys the unique indoor loggia-styled space, with stepping stones traversing a pond flanked by found and made art pieces. According to designer Robin Thibodeaux, she and her team were careful to keep the…

Where to Live Next

While we can’t explore every great neighborhood in the 22-parish region, in the pages that follow, we offer you snapshots of some of the best towns and neighborhoods in Acadiana, based on everything from great schools and historic architecture to…

Sylvia McLain & Cody Musgrove

Deciding where you live and raise your family is a decision essential to your peace, safety, and happiness. A professional Realtor group with Latter & Blum Acadiana, Sylvia McLain and Cody Musgrove have 30 years of combined experience helping individuals…

Jessica LaCourse

What separates me from other agents is my expertise in new construction and resale—I manage all the steps to ensure a timely closing. A Top 5 Agent with Latter & Blum (2019, 2020) and a Top of the Latter designee,…

Wendy McCombie

Real estate is in my DNA—as an agent, I am committed to building a God-filled, genuine and trusting relationship with each and every client. Part of what makes Wendy McCombie so successful as a local Realtor with Latter & Blum…

The Red Star Team

It’s our greatest wish to be our clients’ real estate resource for life! Founded six years ago by Deborah Pierce, the top producing realtor at Keller Williams Realty Acadiana, The Red Star Team is Acadiana’s number one team specializing…

Mary Bui McCullough

The most rewarding thing about my job is assisting individuals and families in achieving one of their greatest goals every day. With over 25 years of lending experience, Mary Bui McCullough founded Parc Lending in 2018 and is already being…

Sara A. Whitney

The greatest compliment I receive is when clients refer their friends or family—it’s always an honor to be welcomed into their trusted circle. A native of Ville Platte, Sara understands the unique needs of South Louisiana families’ when purchasing or…

Lulu David

I am passionate about Acadiana, its growth, and its people—the relationships I make are my favorite part of the job. Lulu David & Co. is a team of local, experienced Realtors with expertise in the local real estate market and…

Lana Soileau

After 37 years in the legal profession, Lana stepped out to pursue her passion of serving others and helping them achieve their real estate goals. “Communication is one of my most prioritized tools,” says Lana. “It’s not all about buying/selling—it’s…

Phyllis J Miller #99169

Developing relationships and meeting new people are some of my favorite aspects of the job. Having grown up in Church Point and studied business at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Phyllis Miller is more than familiar with the landscape…

Arla Slaughter

I truly enjoy what I do, especially when clients become friends and part of my circle. Arla provides prompt, professional real estate services with the mission of being the most referred Realtor in Acadiana. Reliable and available, she goes the…

Yvette Naquin - Guidry

If you don’t love where you live, I haven’t done my job—I won’t quit until we’ve secured your dream home. A consistent District South “Capper” with over $5M in sales and production for the year. Yvette Guidry is a trusted…

Cindy Bailey

Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life! Cindy Bailey brings to every real estate transaction 15 years of expert negotiating and problem-solving skills. She is known to be a true professional, passionate and…

Setareh Mirian-Delcambre

Setareh Sells Real Estate. “She’s all around town, but her heart is Downtown!” Recognized as a “Top 10” Latter & Blum Realtor representing clients throughout Acadiana & specializing in Downtown, Lafayette. Simply put, Setareh helps her clients get what they…