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Realtor associations across the country and internationally are sponsoring the construction of 54 homes in New Orleans in partnership with a local Habitat for Humanity group. Half of the homes will be constructed in another location and shipped to the Gulf Coast area, while half will be built on site in Gulf Coast neighborhoods. The homes will be under construction through 2007, the National Association of Realtors said in an announcement this month. The first home built in New Orleans through this Realtor effort is located at 2131 Mazant St. in the Musicians' Village. "We hope this home makes a real difference to a New Orleans family and offers a fresh start after having lost so much in the storm," said Thomas M. Stevens, NAR president and senior vice president of NR...