Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Senior notes, net consist of the following (in thousands):
At December 31,
2022 2021
6.00% senior notes due 2025. At December 31, 2022 and 2021 there was approximately $1,977 and $2,795 in net unamortized premium, respectively. (1)
401,977  402,795 
5.125% senior notes due 2027
300,000  300,000 
3.875% senior notes due 2029
450,000  450,000 
Net debt issuance costs (8,387) (10,309)
Total $ 1,143,590  $ 1,142,486 

(1)$200.0 million of the total $400.0 million of 6.00% Senior Notes due 2025 outstanding at December 31, 2022 was issued at par and had no unamortized premium.
The indentures for all of our senior notes contain non-financial covenants including, among others, limitations on the amount of secured debt we may incur, and limitations on sale and leaseback transactions and mergers. We were in compliance with all such covenants as of December 31, 2022.
Obligations to pay principal and interest on the senior notes are guaranteed by substantially all of our wholly-owned subsidiaries (each a “Guarantor” and, collectively, the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”), each of which is directly or indirectly 100% owned by Meritage Homes Corporation. Such guarantees are full and unconditional, and joint and several. In the event of a sale or other disposition of all of the assets of any Guarantor, by way of merger, consolidation or otherwise, or a sale or other disposition of all of the equity interests of any Guarantor then held by Meritage and its subsidiaries, then that Guarantor may be released and relieved of any obligations under its note guarantee. There are no significant restrictions on our ability or the ability of any Guarantor to obtain funds from their respective subsidiaries, as applicable, by dividend or loan. We do not provide separate financial statements of the Guarantor Subsidiaries because Meritage (the parent company) has no independent assets or operations and the guarantees are full and unconditional and joint and several. Subsidiaries of Meritage Homes Corporation that are non-guarantor subsidiaries are, individually and in the aggregate, minor.
In April 2012, we completed an offering of $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "2022 Notes"). In April 2021, we completed an offering of $450.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.875% Senior Notes due 2029 (the "2029 Notes"). We used a portion of the net proceeds from this offering to redeem all $300.0 million aggregate principal outstanding of the 2022 Notes, incurring $18.2 million in early debt extinguishment during the year ended December 31, 2021, reflected as Loss on early extinguishment of debt in the accompanying consolidated income statements.
In June 2015, we completed an offering of $200.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.00% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes"). The 2025 Notes were issued at par, and the proceeds were used for general corporate obligations and future land spend. In March 2018, the Company completed an offering of $200.0 million aggregate principal amount of additional 2025 Notes (the "Additional Notes"). The Additional Notes were issued as an add-on to the existing 2025 Notes that were issued in June 2015 which resulted in a combined $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.00% Senior Notes due 2025 outstanding as of December 31, 2022. The Additional Notes were issued at a premium of 103% of the principal amount.
In June 2017, we completed an offering of $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2027 (the "2027 Notes"). The 2027 notes were issued at par. Using the proceeds from the 2027 Notes offering, we retired all $126.5 million of our then outstanding convertible senior notes through a repurchase of $51.9 million in privately negotiated transactions and a redemption of the remaining $74.6 million through a combination of holder redemptions and an exercise of our call option at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest.
Scheduled principal maturities of our senior notes as of December 31, 2022 follow (in thousands):
Year Ended December 31,  
2023 — 
2024 — 
2025 400,000 
2026 — 
2027 300,000 
Thereafter 450,000 
Total $ 1,150,000