CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in Registration Statement Nos. 333-153158 and 333-58793 on Form S-3 and Registration Statement Nos. 333-91960, 333-37859, 333-75629, 333-116243, 333-39036, 333-134636, and 333-151261 on Form S-8 of our reports dated February 27, 2009 relating to the financial statements of Meritage Homes Corporation and subsidiaries (which report expresses an unqualified opinion and includes an explanatory paragraph relating to the adoption of the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes, in 2007) and the effectiveness of Meritage Homes Corporation and subsidiaries internal control over financial reporting, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Meritage Homes Corporation and subsidiaries for the year ended December 31, 2008.
DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
February 27, 2009