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Jan 1st, 2014
Owning vs. Renting.
For Immediate Release:
There are plenty of great reasons why owning might be better than renting. Especially when you can own for about the same monthly payment.

Do you feel like owning your own home is just out of reach? Truth is, owning your own home is much more affordable and easier than you might think. You can own a brand-new home with the plan, homesite and customized finishing touches of your choice, for about the same as what you spend on rent.

You're closer to owning than you think.

Are you a could-be owner stuck in a renter's way of thinking? We'd like to put an end to your thoughts of not being able to own your own home. It's time to believe that owning is truly possible, and can be just as affordable as renting. And, you can own a home that offers everything you want and look forward to having. That's because the cost of living in a Meritage home is significantly less compared to existing homes, or even other new-homes. Meritage is the first national homebuilder to provide 100% ENERGY STAR-certified homes at no additional cost.

Impressive? Maybe, depending on how you think about homebuilding. We just tend to think about it differently. We decided to reinvent the way a home can and should be built. From our energy-efficient construction techniques to the ENERGY STAR features we include in every home, our 100% ENERGY STAR-certified homes save you money on energy costs month after month, year after year. With every home we build, we create a value far beyond apartment living, and a lower overall cost of living than any other national homebuilder.

Unlike cramped apartment living, the spaciousness you'll enjoy in a Meritage home is expansive, much like the advantages of owning vs. renting.
  • Build your own equity at about the same cost
  • Federal income tax deductions on mortgage interest
  • No unexpected rent increases
  • Roomier, more comfortable living
  • Space for your family to grow
  • More stable place to live with a sense of community
  • Lower utility bill with our energy-saving features and construction
  • Option and decor that match your own personality
  • More storage space
  • A garage for your vehicle(s)
  • The luxury of your own backyard
  • Multiple floor plan choices
  • It's your rules; you are the landlord

Okay, So Why Buy Now?
You've heard it before — timing is everything. And this might be truer now than it ever has been before. With interest rates still close to the lowest they've been in recent history coupled with plenty of mortgage options available to buyers with good credit, it makes smart financial sense to own a home. And, with the large inventory available right now, you can afford to be particular about the exact home of your dreams. From neighborhoods and amenities to design, price and location, you can be choosy about the home you buy and still achieve the dream of becoming a homeowner at price you can afford.
About the Company:
Some might say it's important to tell you that we've been around since 1985. Or that we've won a slew of awards ranging from Forbes' Platinum 400 Best Big Companies of America to being the recipient of Texas' Builder of the Year five times, or being named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. But we're about practicality and doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live.

For instance, you're probably a lot more interested in knowing that Meritage builds new, beautifully designed, energy-efficient homes that can save you as much as 50% on your utility bills.* Or, that we were the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build be 100% ENERGY STAR certified. That means it saves you energy and money.

With more than 75,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. We build them for real people: People with families and those without; people with everyday, busy lives, and those who are now enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. For you it means having a new home that comes standard with ENERGY STAR features that save money and energy, month after month, at no extra cost to you.

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