Meritage Homes Presentation At the Credit Suisse Global Leveraged Finance Conference to be Webcast Live On March 26, 2008

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 19, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH), a leading U.S. homebuilder, announced today that executive management of Meritage Homes will make a presentation to the investment community on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 9:20 a.m. MDT (11:20 p.m. EDT) at the Credit Suisse Global Leveraged Finance Conference in Phoenix. The audio portion of the Company's presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed through the "Investor Relations" page of the Meritage Homes website, Participants should access the webcast event page at least five minutes before the live event. An archived version of the Company's presentation will also be available on this site following the presentation.

About Meritage Homes Corporation

Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH) builds primarily single-family homes across the southern and western United States under the Meritage, Monterey and Legacy brands. Meritage has active communities in Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Tucson, Las Vegas, the East Bay/Central Valley and Inland Empire of California, Denver and Orlando. The Company was ranked by Builder magazine in 2007 as the 12th largest homebuilder in the U.S. and ranked #580 on the 2007 Fortune 1000 list. For more information about the Company, visit

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CONTACT:  Meritage Homes Corporation
          Investor Relations:
          Brent Anderson, Vice President, Investor Relations
            (972) 543-8207
          Corporate Communications:
          Jane Hays, Vice President, Corporate Communications
            (972) 543-8123