Houston builder Royce Homes, which acknowledged this summer that it was liquidating, has closed its doors, according to its Web site.

"After 24 enjoyable years, Royce Builders is no longer in business," the Web page announces.

It proved to be a fast unwinding for the large Texas builder, which closed as many as 1,280 homes in 2007, placing it 44th on the most recent BUILDER 100 list.

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