Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Senior notes, net consist of the following (in thousands):
At December 31,
2020 2019
7.00% senior notes due 2022
$ 300,000  $ 300,000 
6.00% senior notes due 2025. At December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 there was approximately $3,614 and $4,432 in net unamortized premium, respectively. (1)
403,614  404,432 
5.125% senior notes due 2027
300,000  300,000 
Net debt issuance costs (6,623) (8,327)
Total $ 996,991  $ 996,105 

(1)$200.0 million of the total $400.0 million of 6.00% Senior Notes due 2025 outstanding at December 31, 2020 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, 2020.
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 will 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 nonguarantor subsidiaries, if any, are, individually and in the aggregate, minor.
During 2010, we completed an offering of $200.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.15% senior notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes"). During 2013, we completed a $100.0 million add-on offering to the existing 7.50% senior notes due 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2019, we redeemed the 2020 Notes, incurring $5.6 million in charges reflected as Loss on early extinguishment of debt in the accompanying income statements.

In April 2012, we completed an offering of $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Notes due 2022. Concurrent with this offering, we repurchased all $285.0 million outstanding of our 6.25% Senior Notes due 2015. We also repurchased the remaining aggregate principal amount of approximately $26.1 million of our 7.731% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2017.
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, 2020. The Additional Notes were issued at a premium of 103% of the principal amount and the net proceeds were used to repay outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility, which included borrowings used for the redemption of the Company's $175.0 million of 4.50% Senior Notes that were due to mature on March 1, 2018.
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 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 and notes as of December 31, 2020 follow (in thousands):
Year Ended December 31,  
2021 $ — 
2022 300,000 
2023 — 
2024 — 
2025 400,000 
Thereafter 300,000 
Total $ 1,000,000