Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350,
As adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002


In connection with the Quarterly Report of Meritage Corporation (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending March 31, 2004, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Larry W. Seay, Chief Financial Officer of the Company certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C., Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that to the best of my knowledge:


(1)          The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and


(2)          The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.





a Maryland Corporation







/s/ Larry W. Seay




Larry W. Seay



Chief Financial Officer




Date:  May 10, 2004