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Employment Agreement - KB Home Inc. and Albert Praw

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                          [KAUFMAN & BROAD LETTERHEAD]

Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer

        October 5, 1996

        Albert Praw
        3350 Scadlock Lane
        Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

        Dear Albert:

        Sincere congratulations on your recent promotion to Senior Vice
        President, Regional General Manager.  I am extremely excited about the
        future of our Company with this new structure.  With your talent, skills
        and energy I am confident that we will not only meet, but exceed our
        future goals!

        In light of your promotion, I am pleased to confirm the following
        changes in your compensation which will become effective December 1,

        Title/Position:         Senior Vice President, Regional General Manager
                                South Region

        Base Salary:            $250,000

        Auto Allowance:         $500 per month and gasoline credit card for
                                business use.

        Auto Insurance:         Up to $1,000 reimbursement per year for your
                                primary business vehicle.

        Fiscal Year 1997 Incentive Compensation:

        For fiscal year 1997 (ending November 30, 1997), subject to the
        provisions below, you will be eligible for a Discretionary Incentive
        Award based on profits and the degree of success achieved in meeting
        specific mutually agreed upon goals.  At achievement of business plan
        and with expected performance by you, your discretionary award will
        range from 0 to 60% of your base salary. Your individual performance
        shall be judged at the sole discretion of company management.  In
        addition, you will be eligible to receive 5% of your Region's incentive
        compensation pool.  The Region's pool (excluding Multi-Housing) will be
        generated based on 7.5% of the total pretax of all divisions within the
        region including KBMC pre-tax.  The Multi-Housing contribution will be
        based on 8% of that division's pre-tax.  In addition, an "ROI Modifier"
        will be applied to the incentive pool

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based on  the divisions' ROI pre-tax performance. As you know, a Customer
Satisfaction rating will also effect the incentive compensation pool.

The incentive award(s) described above shall only be earned in a lump sum after
your continuous employment with the Company through the expected payment date
in January, 1998. Earning of this incentive award is contingent upon such
continuous employment with the Company through the January, 1998 payment date.
If you leave the Company or if your employment is terminated for any reason
before such date, you will not have earned any portion of the incentive award.

Restricted Stock:  Should your total cash compensation (1997 base and earned
incentive) exceed $750,000, any amounts over $750,000 will be received in the
form of restricted stock.  The stock will (cliff vest) two years from the award

If additional incentive compensation is earned via the ROI modifier, the amount
earned over target performance will also be paid in the form of restricted
stock.  The stock will (cliff vest) two years from the award date.

Stock Options:  Additionally, you have been granted 25,000 shares of stock
options as of September 26, 1997 at a price of $13.13.  These options will vest
over a three year period, and become fully vested on September 26, 2000.

Benefits Program:  You will continue to be covered under the Comprehensive
Executive Benefits Program.  If you have any questions regarding any of these
benefits please contact Kathy Knoblauch in Human Resources.

Executive Commitment:

a.  During the performance of your duties on behalf of the Company, you will
    receive and be entrusted with certain confidential and/or secret information
    of a proprietary nature.  You agree not to disclose or use, during your
    employment or anytime thereafter, any such information which is not
    otherwise publicly available.

b.  Accordingly, you will not make any public statements concerning Kaufman and
    Broad Home Corporation or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries regarding
    your employment, unless previously approved by the Company.

c.  You agree that in the event of your termination, you will not for a period
    of one year thereafter employ nor seek to employ any person employed by
    Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation or any of their affiliates or

d.  You agree that during the term of your employment you will not engage, as
    owner, part owner, stockholder (other than passive), director, joint
    venturer, or otherwise, in any business competitive with Kaufman and Broad
    Home Corporation or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries.  Nothing in
    this paragraph d. shall prevent you from

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        obtaining normal employment (after the termination of your employment
        with the Company), in general industry, or housing industry as long as
        you comply with the provisions of this letter.

Employment at Will;  Termination:  Nothing in this letter shall be construed as
an employment contract obligating the Company (expressly or implicity) to employ
you for any specified period of time.  Either party has the right to terminate
the employment relationship at any time with or without cause.

Limitation:  The compensation described in the preceding paragraphs represents
our entire obligation to you during the term of your employment.  Kaufman and
Broad shall have no obligation to pay any compensation (in any form or any
kind) to you in excess of the above described compensation unless our Human
Resources Department has verified such increased compensation and processed a
personnel change notice reflecting such increase.

Entire Agreement:  This letter together with the documents referenced herein
contain all of the agreements and understandings regarding your employment and
the obligations of Kaufman and Broad in connection with employment.  Kaufman
and Broad has not made, nor are you relying upon any oral or written promises
or statements made by Kaufman and Broad or any agent of Kaufman or Broad except
as expressly set forth herein.  This letter supersedes any and all prior
agreements and understandings between you and Kaufman and Broad and alone
expresses the agreement of the parties.  This letter containing all of the
agreements and understandings regarding your employment cannot be amended other
than in writing by Kaufman and Broad.

Albert, again I am delighted to have you on the Executive Committee team in a
heightened leadership role.  I look forward to working more closely with you
and to the success we can all achieve!

Best regards,


Bruce Karatz
Chairman, President & CEO

Agreed to and Acknowledged by:

Albert Praw             Date