Meritage Homes Schedules Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Webcast

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH) a leading U.S. homebuilder, plans to release the Company's third quarter 2009 results on Monday, October 26, 2009 after market close. Management will host a conference call to discuss these results on October 27, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time.) The call will be webcast by Business-to-Investor, Inc. (B2i), with an accompanying slideshow on the "Investor Relations" page of the Company's web site at For telephone participants, the dial-in number is 877-485-3104 with a passcode of "Meritage". Participants are encouraged to dial in five minutes before the call begins. A replay of the call will be available after 12:30 p.m. ET, October 27, 2009 on the website noted above, or by dialing 877-660-6853, and referencing passcode 334226.

About Meritage Homes Corporation

Meritage Homes Corporation is a leading designer and builder of single-family detached homes in the historically high-growth southern and western United States. We offer a variety of homes that are designed to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers, including first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers, with base prices ranging from under $100,000 to a million dollars. As of June 30, 2009, we had 178 actively selling communities in 12 metropolitan areas including Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Tucson, Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, and the East Bay/Central Valley and Inland Empire of California. Meritage Homes and its predecessor companies have delivered over 60,000 homes since the Company was founded, including more than 5,600 homes delivered in 2008. Meritage ranks as the 9th largest homebuilder in the U.S. based on homes closed.

Meritage Homes is listed on the NYSE under the symbol MTH.

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          Investor Relations:
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          Jane Hays, Vice President-Corporate Communications
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