Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Senior notes, net consist of the following (in thousands):
As of
September 30, 2023 December 31, 2022
6.00% senior notes due 2025. At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 there was approximately $1,169 and $1,977 in net unamortized premium, respectively.
251,169  401,977 
5.125% senior notes due 2027
300,000  300,000 
3.875% senior notes due 2029
450,000  450,000 
Net debt issuance costs (6,757) (8,387)
Total $ 994,412  $ 1,143,590 
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 September 30, 2023.
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 September 2023, we partially redeemed $150.0 million of our 6.00% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes"), incurring $0.9 million in early debt extinguishment charges in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, reflected as Loss on early extinguishment of debt in the accompanying unaudited consolidated income statements. After the partial redemption, the 2025 Notes have $250.0 million in remaining principal outstanding.