Complaint / review text:
We purchased our home in May 2010. At that time, we were at the medium-sized home of plans being offered. We are at 3500 square feet, and the smallest house being offered was 2200 square feet. Meritage Homes has now decided to discontinue all of the plans in our subdivision, except for two—ours (Brazos 3500 square feet) and the Yellow Rose (4000 square feet).
They are now offering three plans now below 2200 square feet; one is 1800 squarr feet and another, 1900 square feet. Our house value has now just gone down tremendously if these homes are built in our subdivision.
This is the last time we buy from Meritage and Big Hammond Homes. They care nothing for the homeowners who are currently living in this subdivision and have already purchased from them and everything about making a buck and closing out a subdivision. When we contacted the sales person about this, she said that it wasn't a big deal with the smaller homes going into the subdivision. And when I told her it would just devalue our home, she had nothing to say.
Actually, I had to stop into the model home to get an answer. We never got a courteous email reply. Needless to say, we are very disappointed in Meritage. Word to the wise, think twice before building with Meritage or even buying in a Meritage subdivision that isn't more than 3/4 complete. Check the HOA, and make sure you are able to live with the minimum square feet house that might be built there, because they will definitely build those smaller houses in your larger subdivisions.