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ACCESSION NUMBER:		0000950148-98-000407
CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE:	10-K
PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT:		8
CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT:	19971130
FILED AS OF DATE:		19980227
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FILER:

	COMPANY DATA:	
		COMPANY CONFORMED NAME:			KAUFMAN & BROAD HOME CORP
		CENTRAL INDEX KEY:			0000795266
		STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION:	OPERATIVE BUILDERS [1531]
		IRS NUMBER:				953666267
		STATE OF INCORPORATION:			DE
		FISCAL YEAR END:			1130

	FILING VALUES:
		FORM TYPE:		10-K
		SEC ACT:		
		SEC FILE NUMBER:	001-09195
		FILM NUMBER:		98552875

	BUSINESS ADDRESS:	
		STREET 1:		10990 WILSHIRE BLVD
		CITY:			LOS ANGELES
		STATE:			CA
		ZIP:			90024
		BUSINESS PHONE:		3102314000
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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
                                   FORM 10-K
 
           [X]  ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
                      THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
                  FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 1997
 
                                       OR
 
           [ ]  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
                      THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
                         FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM
                               --------------- TO
                                ---------------.
 
                           COMMISSION FILE NO. 1-9195
                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION
 
             (EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
 
         INCORPORATED IN DELAWARE                       95-3666267
     (STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF                 (I.R.S. EMPLOYER
      INCORPORATION OR ORGANIZATION)               IDENTIFICATION NO.)   
 
                              
                              
                              
 
            10990 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90024
                    (ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)
 
      REGISTRANT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE:  (310) 231-4000
 
          SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:
 
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          SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(g) OF THE ACT:
 
                                      NONE
 
     INDICATE BY CHECK MARK WHETHER THE REGISTRANT (1) HAS FILED ALL REPORTS
REQUIRED TO BE FILED BY SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF
1934 DURING THE PRECEDING 12 MONTHS (OR FOR SUCH SHORTER PERIOD THAT THE
REGISTRANT WAS REQUIRED TO FILE SUCH REPORTS), AND (2) HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO SUCH
FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PAST 90 DAYS.
 
                                 YES X    NO __
 
     INDICATE BY CHECK MARK IF DISCLOSURE OF DELINQUENT FILERS PURSUANT TO ITEM
405 OF REGULATION S-K IS NOT CONTAINED HEREIN, AND WILL NOT BE CONTAINED, TO THE
BEST OF REGISTRANT'S KNOWLEDGE, IN DEFINITIVE PROXY OR INFORMATION STATEMENTS
INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN PART III OF THIS FORM 10-K OR ANY AMENDMENT TO THIS
FORM 10-K.  [X]
 
     THE AGGREGATE MARKET VALUE OF VOTING STOCK HELD BY NON-AFFILIATES OF THE
COMPANY ON JANUARY 31, 1998 WAS $994,997,716.
 
     THE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING OF EACH OF THE REGISTRANT'S CLASSES OF
COMMON STOCK ON JANUARY 31, 1998 WAS AS FOLLOWS:
 
     Common Stock (par value $1.00 per share) 38,997,784 shares
 
                      DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
 
  1997 Annual Report to Stockholders (incorporated into Part II).
 
Notice of 1998 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement (incorporated
into Part III).
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                                     PART I
 
ITEM 1. BUSINESS
 
GENERAL
 
     The Company is a builder of single-family homes with domestic operations in
seven western states, and international operations in France and Mexico.
Domestically, the Company is the largest homebuilder west of the Mississippi
River, delivering more single-family homes than any other builder in the region.
Founded in 1957, the Company builds innovatively designed homes which cater
primarily to first-time home buyers, generally in medium-sized developments
close to major metropolitan areas. Internationally, the Company is among the
largest builders in greater metropolitan Paris, France, based on the number of
homes delivered. In France, the Company also builds commercial projects and
high-density residential properties, such as condominium and apartment
complexes. The Company provides mortgage banking services to domestic home
buyers through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kaufman and Broad Mortgage Company
("KBMC").
 
     The Company is a Delaware corporation and maintains its principal executive
offices at 10990 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90024. Its
telephone number is (310) 231-4000. As used herein, the term "Company" refers to
Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation and its subsidiaries, unless the context
indicates otherwise.
 
MARKETS
 
     In 1997, the Company achieved an all time record 11,443 unit deliveries,
surpassing the previous Company record of 10,249 units established in 1996. The
increase in deliveries in 1997 was primarily due to the Company's expansion of
its domestic operations outside California. During 1997, the average number of
active communities operated by the Company was 165, an increase of approximately
8% over 1996. The average selling price of the Company's homes was $159,700 in
1997, down 2.2% from 1996.
 
     The Company's principal geographic markets as of November 30, 1997 were:
California; other United States (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas
and Utah); France (principally metropolitan Paris); and Mexico City, Mexico. The
Company delivered its first homes in California in 1963, France in 1970, Nevada
in 1993, Arizona and Colorado in 1994, New Mexico and Utah in 1995, and Texas
and Mexico in 1996. The Company broadened its market position in Texas in 1997,
delivering its first homes in Austin during the year.
 
     To enhance its operating capabilities in regional submarkets, the Company
conducted its domestic homebuilding business in 1997 through six divisional and
four satellite offices in California, one divisional office in each of Nevada,
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, and three divisional offices in Texas.
Internationally, the Company operates its construction business through two
divisional offices in France and one divisional office in Mexico.
 
     California. The Company benefited during the 1980s from the relative
strength and growth of the California housing market. During the first half of
the 1990s, however, weak conditions for new housing and general recessionary
trends in California persisted, prompting the Company to diversify its business
through aggressive expansion into other western states. Market conditions in
many markets within California (particularly in Northern California) improved in
1997, with increases in new housing permits issued in the state of approximately
13% from the prior year. Nevertheless, the Company continues to be selective in
its land investments in California while focusing on improving gross margins,
reducing overhead expenses and maximizing rates of return. In 1997, the
Company's average number of active communities in California declined
approximately 11%, and as a result, its deliveries in the state totaled 4,731,
decreasing nearly 9% from the previous year. The Company's market share in
California fell to 6.2% in 1997 from 7.3% in 1996, primarily due to the
Company's strategic shift away from a market share focus. Despite this decrease,
however, the Company continues to have the largest market share in California,
with its closest competitor having a market share totaling less than half that
of the Company.
 
     In Southern California, the Company concentrates its home building activity
in Los Angeles, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Orange and San Diego
counties. In Northern California, the Company's activities are concentrated in
the San Francisco Bay-Oakland-San Jose, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, Central Valley
and Fresno regions.
 
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<PAGE>   3
 
     Most of the communities developed by the Company in California consist of
single-family detached homes primarily designed for the entry-level housing
market. These homes ranged in size from approximately 900 to 3,000 square feet
in 1997 and sold at an average price of $208,500, well below the statewide new
home average of $242,800, as a result of the Company's emphasis on the
entry-level market. The Company's 1997 average selling price in California
increased approximately 8% from the prior year reflecting a shift in mix to
relatively higher-priced homes and general improvement in the state's new home
market.
 
     Other United States.  In the early 1990s, the greatly improved business
conditions in other western states coupled with the prolonged economic downturn
in California caused the Company to look for opportunities to expand its
domestic operations outside California. Deliveries from the Company's other U.S.
operations in 1997 totaled 5,642 units, up 31% from the prior year. This
increase was due to a higher number of average active communities, reflecting
the Company's growth strategy; the inclusion of twelve months of operating
results from the Company's San Antonio division in 1997 (versus nine months in
1996 resulting from the March 1, 1996 acquisition of these operations); and
start-up operations in Austin. The Company's domestic operations outside of
California accounted for approximately 54% of its domestic home deliveries in
1997, compared to approximately 45% in 1996.
 
     The communities developed by the Company's other U.S. divisions primarily
consist of single-family detached entry-level homes. These homes ranged in size
from approximately 900 to 3,700 square feet in 1997 and sold at an average price
of $118,700. The average selling price of the Company's other U.S. homes
decreased in 1997 from $119,700 in 1996, reflecting the inclusion of a full year
of San Antonio operations which had an average selling price of $94,700 in 1997.
 
     France.  The French residential and commercial real estate markets,
particularly within the greater metropolitan Paris region, where the Company's
operations are concentrated, experienced substantial growth through the second
half of the 1980s as a strong economy and approaching European market
unification fueled business expansion and individual home purchases. In the
first half of the 1990s, however, the French economy experienced a significant
recession reflecting low consumer confidence, high unemployment and declines in
both consumer and business investments in real estate. The French economy
improved modestly in 1996 and continued to improve in 1997. The Company
continues to believe that the greater Paris metropolitan area (which is the
principal population, economic and government center of France) as well as other
French metropolitan areas continue to offer long term growth potential for
residential builders.
 
     Housing deliveries from the Company's French operations increased
approximately 38% from the prior year to 1,032 units, primarily as a result of
the Company's acquisition of certain active developments of French homebuilder
SMCI. These developments, which consist of condominiums in Paris and other
cities in France, were acquired in mid-1997.
 
     The Company's French homebuilding operations focused primarily on
single-family detached and attached homes in 1997, ranging in size from
approximately 800 to 1,900 square feet. The average selling price of the
Company's homes in France declined 25% to $155,500 in 1997 due to the inclusion
of lower-priced deliveries generated from SMCI developments. The Company's
French commercial operations, which have developed commercial office buildings
in Paris for sale to institutional investors, has become a smaller segment of
the French operations in recent years. With the completion of certain large
projects in the early 1990s, the Company's level of commercial operations has
declined as the market absorbs existing commercial properties. The Company's
French commercial activities are likely to remain at or below 1997 levels,
reflecting persistently poor conditions in the French commercial market and the
Company's strategy to focus on its residential development business.
 
     Canada. In 1996, the Company received proceeds of $9.5 million from the
sale of all of the issued and outstanding shares of its Canadian subsidiary.
These proceeds were used to reduce the Company's debt. As the Company had been
slowly winding down its operations in Canada, the impact of the sale on the
Company's financial position and results of operations was not significant.
 
     Mexico. The Company established its housing operation in Mexico in 1993
upon determining that the then-projected growth in the Mexican economy and
housing shortages in that country's major metropolitan areas would represent a
unique opportunity for the Company. The decline in the value of the peso in
early 1995 and the resulting economic recession created thereby seriously
hampered the new home market in Mexico. Despite difficult market
 
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conditions, in 1996 the Company delivered its first homes from a community near
Mexico City. In 1997, the Company's operations in Mexico achieved profitability
with housing deliveries increasing to 38 units, up 52% from the prior year.
Mexico's economy has shown signs of recovering from the country's deep recession
brought about by the devaluation of the peso. Nevertheless, economic and
political conditions remain unsettled and the Company continues to closely
monitor its level of activity in Mexico and the desirability of expanding its
market presence there.
 
     Unconsolidated Joint Ventures. The Company participates in the development,
construction and sale of residential properties and commercial projects through
a number of unconsolidated joint ventures. These include joint ventures in
California, New Mexico and France.
 
     Selected Market Data. The following table sets forth, for each of the
Company's principal markets, unit deliveries, average selling price of homes and
total construction revenues for the years ended November 30, 1997, 1996 and 1995
(excluding the effect of unconsolidated joint ventures).
 
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                                                                     YEARS ENDED NOVEMBER 30,
                                                                 ---------------------------------
                                                                   1997        1996        1995
                                                                 ---------   ---------   ---------
<S>                                                              <C>         <C>         <C>
California:
  Unit deliveries.............................................       4,731       5,171       5,430
  Average selling price.......................................   $ 208,500   $ 192,900   $ 176,800
  Total construction revenues (in millions)(1)................   $   993.9   $ 1,058.0   $   971.1
Other United States:
  Unit deliveries.............................................       5,642       4,294       1,800
  Average selling price.......................................   $ 118,700   $ 119,700   $ 136,300
  Total construction revenues (in millions)(1)................   $   670.6   $   516.9   $   247.0
France:
  Unit deliveries.............................................       1,032         749         574
  Average selling price(2)....................................   $ 155,500   $ 206,600   $ 203,700
  Total construction revenues (in millions)(1)(2).............   $   168.2   $   171.4   $   138.6
Other:
  Unit deliveries.............................................          38          35          53
  Average selling price(2)....................................   $ 284,600   $ 212,500   $  99,400
  Total construction revenues (in millions)(1)(2).............   $    10.9   $     7.9   $    10.2
Total:
  Unit deliveries.............................................      11,443      10,249       7,857
  Average selling price(2)....................................   $ 159,700   $ 163,300   $ 168,900
  Total construction revenues (in millions)(1)(2).............   $ 1,843.6   $ 1,754.2   $ 1,366.9
</TABLE>
 
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(1) Total construction revenues include revenues from residential development,
    commercial activities and land sales.
 
(2) Average selling prices and total construction revenues for France and Other
    (Canada and Mexico) have been translated into U.S. dollars using weighted
    average exchange rates for each period.
 
STRATEGY
 
     The Company established two strategic initiatives for 1997 -- acceleration
of the Company's growth and the implementation of a new operational business
model, "KB2000", which integrates many of the basic operating principles that
were historically used in the Company's recently acquired San Antonio
operations. The Company plans to continue to deepen its focus on these
initiatives in 1998 to enhance its ability to achieve profit performance that is
more predictable, consistent and achievable.
 
     The Company expects accelerated growth to occur in certain of its existing
markets as well as through new market entry. The Company has identified certain
existing homebuilding divisions as candidates for accelerated growth based upon
the applicable divisions' strength, size and ability to generate returns which
meet or exceed Company objectives and due to the general economic conditions of
their specific markets. In the markets specifically identified for accelerated
growth, the Company has set a goal that aggregate 1999 deliveries will
approximately double from comparable 1996
 
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delivery levels. In addition, the Company plans to enter new markets
(particularly additional metropolitan areas in Texas and other western states)
and achieve modest growth in existing markets such that, in aggregate, the
Company has established a goal of delivering in excess of 16,000 units
Company-wide in 1999. To supplement planned growth in both new and existing
markets, the Company intends to actively pursue the acquisition of strategically
desirable existing homebuilders. As of February 26, 1998, the Company was
actively engaged in consideration and due diligence review of several potential
acquisitions. There can be no assurance, however, that any of these potential
acquisitions will be consummated.
 
     The KB2000 business model emphasizes efficiencies generated from a more
process-driven, systematic approach to homebuilding and also focuses on gaining
a deeper understanding of customer interests and needs. Key elements of KB2000
include: knowing the buyer, buying land consistent with targeted customers,
designing homes to meet customer needs through providing a wide array of
choices, emphasizing even flow production, establishing large backlogs through
pre-sale of homes, focusing on quality, partnering with third-party brokers and
offering integrated mortgage loan financing. The Company made significant
progress in implementing the KB2000 business model in 1997 by, among other
things, focusing on a pre-sale and backlog building strategy, developing and
implementing a rigorous and detailed customer survey program and opening new
KB2000 communities and new home showrooms.
 
LOCAL EXPERTISE
 
     Management believes that its business requires in-depth knowledge of local
markets in order to acquire land in desirable locations and on favorable terms,
to engage subcontractors, to plan communities keyed to local demand, to
anticipate customer tastes in specific markets and to assess the regulatory
environment. Accordingly, the Company's divisional structure is designed to
utilize local market expertise. The Company has experienced management teams in
each of its regional submarkets. Although the Company has centralized certain
functions, such as marketing, materials purchasing and product development, to
benefit from economies of scale, local management continues to exercise
considerable autonomy in identifying land acquisition opportunities, developing
sales strategies, conducting production operations and controlling costs. The
Company seeks to operate sizeable businesses in each of its markets in order to
maximize its competitive advantages and the benefits of the KB2000 business
model.
 
     In France, the Company has assembled a French management team which is
highly experienced in its single-family housing and commercial real estate
businesses as well as the financing, development, construction and
rehabilitation of high-density residential projects. This expertise includes
knowledge of local markets and the regulatory environment.
 
INNOVATIVE DESIGNS AND MARKETING STRATEGIES
 
     The Company believes that it has been and continues to be an innovator in
the design of entry-level homes for the first-time buyer. The Company's in-house
architectural services group, whose plans are protected by copyright, has been
successful in creating distinctive design features that are not typically found
in comparably priced homes. In 1997, the Company began implementation of KB2000,
which seeks to keep construction costs and base prices as low as possible while
promoting customer choice. Certain elements of this model include achieving a
deep understanding of customer desires and preferences through detailed market
surveys and providing a wide spectrum of choice to customers in terms of
location, design and options. The Company's KB2000 communities offer entry-level
home buyers an abundance of choices and options which allow the customer to
customize their home to an extent not typically available with other builders.
As part of its implementation of KB2000, the Company opened its first four new
home showrooms in 1997 and plans to open six more in the first half of 1998.
These showrooms offer customers thousands of option combinations -- from floor
plans to fireplaces to garage doors in a retail space convenient to multiple
communities.
 
     In France, the Company created a village concept through the elimination of
front-yard walls and the extensive use of landscaping. It also introduced to the
French market the American concept of a master bedroom suite, as well as walk-in
closets, built-in kitchen cabinetry and two-car garages. The Company believes
that in each of its residential markets, its value engineering enables it to
offer appealing and well-designed homes without increasing construction costs.
 
     In all of its residential markets, the sale of homes is carried out by the
Company's in-house sales force. The Company markets its homes principally
through the use of fully furnished and landscaped model homes which are
decorated to emphasize the distinctive design features and the choices available
to customers. The Company also markets
 
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its homes through various types of media, including newspaper advertisements,
highway signs and direct mail. In addition, the Company extends its marketing
programs beyond these more traditional approaches through the use of television
advertising, off-site telemarketing, large-scale promotions and the internet. In
all of its communities, the Company encourages participation of outside real
estate brokers in bringing prospective buyers to its communities.
 
     In 1997, the Company partnered with Fox Broadcasting and The Pepsi-Cola
Company in sponsoring a national contest to win a full-size replica of "The
Simpsons" cartoon house built in a Company community in Henderson, Nevada. The
contest, which some in the media dubbed as "the most successful promotion in
homebuilding history," generated more than 1,700 articles or broadcast news
stories reaching more than a billion people worldwide. The contest resulted in
an increase in traffic to the Company's communities during the period of the
promotion, with net orders during the period rising compared to the same period
a year earlier.
 
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
 
     The community development process generally consists of three phases: land
acquisition; land development; and home construction and sale. The normal
development cycle for a community has historically ranged from six to 20 months
in California and is typically a somewhat shorter duration in the Company's
other U.S. markets. In France, the development cycle has historically ranged
from 12 to 30 months. Development cycles vary depending on the extent of the
government approvals required, the size of the development, necessary site
preparation and marketing results.
 
     When feasible, the Company acquires finished lots within its pricing
parameters, enabling it to deliver completed homes shortly after acquisition.
The total number of lots in the Company's domestic new home communities vary
significantly but typically are comprised of 50 to 250 lots. These domestic
developments usually include three different model home designs, and in 1997
generally offered lot sizes ranging from approximately 3,200 to 8,400 square
feet. In many of its KB2000 communities, the Company offers several floor plans,
although only three or four model homes are typically constructed. In prior
years, the Company also acquired undeveloped and/or unentitled properties, often
with total lots significantly in excess of 250 lots; however, the acquisition of
such long term development properties is not consistent with the Company's
current land investment strategy. During 1996, the Company decided to
substantially eliminate its prior practice of investing in such long term
development projects in order to reduce the risks associated with such projects
and to facilitate the Company's four principal 1996 strategies: geographic
diversification, increased emphasis on return on investment, planned debt
reduction and improved operating margins. In France, typical single-family
developments consist of approximately 40 lots, with average lot sizes of 3,800
square feet.
 
     Land Acquisition and Development.  In accordance with the KB2000 business
model all home buyers in each market are carefully surveyed. Based upon these
surveys, a marketing strategy is developed which targets specific price points
and geographic sectors which the Company will pursue. The Company utilizes an
in-house staff of land acquisition specialists at each division who carry out
extensive site selection research and analysis in order to identify properties
in desirable locations consistent with the Company's market strategy. In
acquiring land, the Company considers such factors as: current market
conditions, with an emphasis on the prices of comparable new and resale homes in
the particular market; proximity to metropolitan areas; population, industrial
and commercial growth patterns; estimated costs of completed lot development;
customer preferences; and environmental matters. Senior corporate management
controls the commitment of the Company's resources for land acquisition and
utilizes a series of specific financial and budgetary controls, including after
tax internal rate of return requirements, in approving acquisition opportunities
identified by division land acquisition personnel. In 1995, the Company
implemented stricter standards for assessing all proposed land purchases based,
in part, upon specific discounted after tax cash flow internal rate of return
requirements and the Company began evaluating its operating divisions based upon
overall return on investment. Consistent with these standards, the Company seeks
to minimize, or defer the timing of, cash expenditures for new land purchases
and development by acquiring lots under option, phasing the land purchase and
lot development, relying upon non-recourse seller financing or working with
third party land developers. In addition, the Company focuses on acquiring
finished or partially improved lots, which allow the Company to begin delivery
of finished homes within six months of the purchase of such lots and reduces the
risks of unforeseen improvement costs and volatile market conditions. These
techniques are intended to enhance returns associated with new land investments
by minimizing the incremental capital required.
 
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     In the second quarter of 1996, management determined that it was in the
Company's best interest to accelerate the disposition of certain real estate
assets in order to help effectuate the Company's strategies to improve overall
return on investment, restore financial leverage to targeted levels, and
position the Company for continued geographic expansion. In addition, in 1996
the Company substantially eliminated its prior practice of investing in long
term development projects in order to reduce the operating risk associated with
such projects. The accelerated disposition of long term development assets
caused certain assets, primarily inventories and investments in unconsolidated
joint ventures in California and France, to be identified as being impaired and
to be written down. Certain of the Company's California properties were impacted
by the charge, while none of its non-California domestic properties were
affected. The Company's non-California domestic properties were not affected
since they were not held for long term development and were expected to be
economically successful such that they were determined not to be impaired.
 
     The following table shows the number of lots owned by the Company in
various stages of development and under option contracts in its principal
markets as of November 30, 1997 and 1996. The table does not include acreage
which has not yet been approved for subdivision into lots. This excluded acreage
consists of 853 acres and 1,118 acres owned in the United States in 1997 and
1996, respectively.
 
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<CAPTION>
                                                                                      TOTAL LOTS
                          HOMES/LOTS IN        LAND UNDER          LOTS UNDER          OWNED OR
                           PRODUCTION          DEVELOPMENT           OPTION          UNDER OPTION
                         ---------------     ---------------     --------------     ---------------
                          1997     1996       1997     1996       1997    1996       1997     1996
                         ------   ------     ------   ------     ------   -----     ------   ------
    <S>                  <C>      <C>        <C>      <C>        <C>      <C>       <C>      <C>
    California...........  4,454   6,545      8,948    7,960      7,965   7,689     21,367   22,194
    Other United
      States.............  8,103   5,897      4,266    3,877      6,380   1,554     18,749   11,328
    France...............    767     477        210      217        715     275      1,692      969
    Other................     64      75         65       90         --      --        129      165
                         ------   ------     ------   ------     ------   -----     ------   ------
              Total...... 13,388  12,994     13,489   12,144     15,060   9,518     41,937   34,656
                         ======   ======     ======   ======     ======   =====     ======   ======
</TABLE>
 
     While the Company has significantly reduced the proportion of unentitled
and unimproved land purchases in its portfolio, when all acquired property is
considered, the Company has and expects to continue to purchase raw land under
options which require little or no initial payments, or pursuant to purchase
agreements in which the Company's obligations are contingent upon the Company
being satisfied with the feasibility of developing and selling homes. During the
option period of its acquisition agreements, the Company performs technical,
environmental, engineering and entitlement feasibility studies and seeks to
obtain necessary government approvals. The use of such option arrangements
allows the Company to evaluate and obtain regulatory approvals for a project, to
reduce its financial commitments, including interest and other carrying costs,
and to minimize land inventories. It also improves the Company's capacity to
estimate costs accurately, an important element in planning communities and
pricing homes. The Company only purchases amounts sufficient for its expected
production needs and does not purchase land for speculative investment.
 
     In France, despite the improvement in the French real estate market, the
Company continues to employ conservative strategies, including a greater
emphasis on the entry-level market segment and generally restrictive policies
regarding land acquisition.
 
     Home Construction and Sale.  Following the purchase of land and, if
necessary, the completion of the entitlement process, the Company typically
begins marketing homes and constructing the model homes. The construction of
production homes is generally contingent upon customer orders to minimize the
costs and risks of standing inventory. The Company began to focus on contracting
for sales prior to construction in 1996 as part of its debt reduction program
undertaken that year. The Company continued this focus with its KB2000 business
model which emphasizes pre-selling, maintaining stringent control of production
inventory and reducing unsold inventory in production. The pre-selling of homes
also benefits home buyers by allowing them to personalize their homes by
selecting from a wider range of customizing options. As a result of the
Company's pre-sale and backlog building strategies, unsold inventory units at
year end 1997 declined 16% from the prior year. In addition, the percentage of
sold inventory in production at year end 1997 rose to 67% from 44% at year end
1996.
 
     The Company acts as the general contractor for its communities and hires
subcontractors for all production activities. The use of subcontractors enables
the Company to reduce its investment in direct labor costs, equipment and
facilities. Where practical, the Company uses mass production techniques, and
prepackaged, standardized components and materials to streamline the on-site
production phase. During the early 1990s, the Company developed systems for
 
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<PAGE>   8
 
national and regional purchasing of certain building materials, appliances and
other items to take advantage of economies of scale and to reduce costs. At all
stages of production, the Company's own administrative and on-site supervisory
personnel coordinate the activities of subcontractors and subject their work to
quality and cost controls. As part of its KB2000 strategies, the Company has
also emphasized "even flow" production methods to enhance the quality of its new
homes, minimize production costs and improve the predictability of revenues and
earnings.
 
     The Company generally prices its homes only after it has entered into
contracts for the construction of such homes with subcontractors, an approach
which improves its ability to estimate costs accurately. Wherever possible, the
Company seeks to acquire land and construct homes at prices below immediate
competitors on a per square foot basis.
 
     The Company provides customers with a limited home warranty program
administered by the personnel in each of its divisions. This arrangement is
designed to give customers prompt and efficient post-delivery service directly
from the Company. The warranty program covers certain repairs which may be
necessary following new home construction and covers structural integrity for a
period of ten years. In the aggregate, the costs associated with the Company's
warranty program are not material to its operations.
 
CYCLICALITY
 
     The Company's business, and the housing industry in general, are cyclical.
The Company's operations and markets are affected by local and regional factors
such as local economies, demographic demand for housing, population growth,
property taxes and energy costs, and by national factors such as short and long
term interest rates, federal mortgage financing programs, federal income tax
provisions and general economic trends. In addition, homebuilders are subject to
various risks including availability and cost of land, conditions of supply and
demand in local markets, weather conditions, and delays in construction
schedules and the entitlement process. Net orders often vary on a seasonal
basis, with the lowest sales activity typically occurring in the winter months.
 
     The Company's 1997 financial results were affected by various factors,
including but not limited to, improved demand for new housing in certain markets
in California and in France, generally favorable economic conditions in the
Company's other U.S. markets, and low domestic and foreign interest rates.
 
BACKLOG
 
     Sales of the Company's homes are made pursuant to standard sales contracts
which generally require a customer deposit at the time of execution and an
additional payment upon mortgage approval. Subject to particular contract
provisions, the Company generally permits customers to cancel their obligations
and obtain refunds of their deposits in the event mortgage financing is
unobtainable within a specified period of time.
 
     Backlog consists of homes for which the Company has entered into a sales
contract but which it has not yet delivered. Ending backlog represents the
number of units in backlog from the previous period plus the number of net
orders (sales made less cancellations) taken during the current period minus
unit deliveries made during the current period. The backlog at any given time
will be affected by cancellations which most commonly result from the inability
of a prospective purchaser to obtain financing. Historically, the Company's
cancellation rates have increased during difficult economic periods. In
addition, deliveries of new homes typically increase from the first to the
fourth quarter in any year. The Company's backlog at November 30, 1997 stood at
4,214 units, approximately 48% higher than the 2,839 backlog units at year end
1996, primarily reflecting the implementation of the KB2000 business model which
focuses on a pre-sale and backlog building strategy. KB2000 initiatives also
caused the Company's backlog ratio to increase to 130.8% at year end 1997 from
115.8% at year end 1996 (Backlog ratio is defined as the ratio of beginning
backlog to actual deliveries in the succeeding quarter).
 
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<PAGE>   9
 
     The following table sets forth net orders, unit deliveries and ending
backlog relating to sales of homes and homes under contract for each quarter
during the three-year period ended November 30, 1997.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                   NET              UNIT             ENDING
                                                  ORDERS         DELIVERIES         BACKLOG*
                                                  ------         ----------         --------
        <S>                                       <C>            <C>                <C>
        Fiscal 1997:
          First Quarter.........................  2,755             2,108             3,486
          Second Quarter........................  3,396             2,465             4,417
          Third Quarter.........................  3,310             3,016             5,040
          Fourth Quarter........................  3,028             3,854             4,214
        Fiscal 1996:
          First Quarter.........................  1,976             1,683             1,705
          Second Quarter........................  3,238             2,883             3,497
          Third Quarter.........................  2,650             2,749             3,398
          Fourth Quarter........................  2,375             2,934             2,839
        Fiscal 1995:
          First Quarter.........................  1,636             1,367             1,285
          Second Quarter........................  2,241             1,875             1,651
          Third Quarter.........................  2,311             2,111             1,851
          Fourth Quarter........................  2,065             2,504             1,412
</TABLE>
 
* Backlog amounts for 1997 have been adjusted to reflect the recently acquired
  SMCI developments in France. Therefore, backlog amounts at November 30, 1996
  combined with net order and delivery activity for 1997 will not equal ending
  backlog at November 30, 1997. Backlog amounts for 1996 have been adjusted to
  reflect the San Antonio acquisition and the disposition of the Canadian
  operations. Therefore, backlog amounts at November 30, 1995 combined with net
  order and delivery activity for 1996 will not equal ending backlog at November
  30, 1996.
 
LAND AND RAW MATERIALS
 
     Management believes that the Company's current supply of land is sufficient
for its reasonably anticipated needs over the next couple of years, and that it
will be able to acquire land on acceptable terms for future housing
developments. The principal raw materials used in the construction of homes are
concrete and forest products. In addition, the Company uses a variety of other
construction materials, including sheetrock, plumbing and electrical items. The
Company attempts to maintain efficient operations by utilizing standardized
materials which are commercially available on competitive terms from a variety
of sources. In addition, the Company's centralized purchasing of certain
building materials, appliances and fixtures, enable it to benefit from large
quantity purchase discounts for its domestic operations. The Company makes bulk
purchases of such products at favorable prices from suppliers and instructs
subcontractors to submit bids based on such prices.
 
     The principal materials used in the construction of French commercial
buildings are steel, concrete and glass.
 
LAND SALES
 
     In the normal course of its business, the Company sells land which either
can be sold at an advantageous price due to market conditions or does not meet
its marketing needs. This property may consist of land zoned for commercial use
which is part of a larger parcel being developed for single-family homes or in
areas where the Company may consider its inventory to be excessive. Generally,
land sale revenues fluctuate based on the Company's decisions to maintain or
decrease its land ownership position in certain markets, the strength and number
of competing developers entering particular markets at given points in time, the
availability of land in markets served by the Company's housing divisions, or
prevailing market conditions. Land sale revenues totaled $13.6 million in 1997,
$68.2 million in 1996 and $18.2 million in 1995. The 1996 results were
abnormally high due to an aggressive asset sale program undertaken by the
Company as part of its debt reduction strategy that year. Land sold in 1996 was
primarily property previously held for long term development which the Company
disposed of in order to redeploy the invested capital at potentially higher
returns.
 
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CUSTOMER FINANCING -- KAUFMAN AND BROAD MORTGAGE COMPANY
 
     On-site personnel at the Company's communities in the United States
facilitate sales by offering to arrange financing for prospective customers
through KBMC. Management believes that the ability to offer customers financing
on firm, competitive terms as a part of the sales process is an important factor
in completing sales. The Company typically assists customers in arranging for
guaranteed maximum interest rates at the time of sale even though delivery may
take place in the future.
 
     KBMC's business consists of providing the Company's domestic customers with
competitive financing and coordinating and expediting the loan origination
transaction through the steps of loan application, loan approval and closing.
KBMC has its headquarters in Los Angeles and operates branch offices in Anaheim,
Fremont, Los Angeles, Modesto, Newport Beach, Palmdale, Salinas, San Diego and
San Ramon, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado;
Albuquerque, New Mexico; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Austin, Dallas and San
Antonio, Texas.
 
     KBMC's principal sources of revenues are: (i) interest income earned on
mortgage loans during the period they are held by KBMC prior to their sale to
investors; (ii) net gains from the sale of loans; (iii) loan servicing fees; and
(iv) revenues from the sale of the rights to service loans.
 
     KBMC is approved by the Government National Mortgage Association ("GNMA")
as a seller-servicer of Federal Housing Administration ("FHA") and Veterans
Administration ("VA") loans. A portion of the conventional loans originated by
KBMC (i.e., loans other than those insured by FHA or guaranteed by VA) qualify
for inclusion in loan guarantee programs sponsored by Fannie Mae or the Federal
Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ("FHLMC"). KBMC arranges for fixed and adjustable
rate, conventional, privately insured mortgages, FHA-insured or VA-guaranteed
mortgages, and mortgages funded by revenue bond programs of states and
municipalities. In 1997, approximately 46% of the mortgages originated for the
Company's customers were conventional (most of which conformed to Fannie Mae and
FHLMC guidelines), 35% were FHA-insured or VA-guaranteed (a portion of which are
adjustable rate loans), 11% were funded by mortgage revenue bond programs and 8%
were adjustable rate mortgages ("ARMs") provided through commitments from
institutional investors. The percentages set forth above change from year to
year reflecting then-current fixed interest rates, introductory rates for ARMs,
housing prices and other economic conditions. In 1997, KBMC originated loans for
70% of the Company's domestic home deliveries. Generally, KBMC receives an
origination fee of approximately 1% of the principal amount of the loan.
 
     KBMC is a delegated underwriter under the FHA Direct Endorsement and VA
Automatic programs in accordance with criteria established by such agencies.
Additionally, KBMC has delegated underwriting authority from Fannie Mae and
FHLMC. As a delegated underwriter, KBMC may underwrite and close mortgage loans
under programs sponsored by these agencies without their prior approval, which
expedites the loan origination process.
 
     KBMC, like other mortgage bankers, customarily sells nearly all of the
loans that it originates. Loans are sold either individually or in pools to
GNMA, Fannie Mae or FHLMC or against forward commitments to institutional
investors, including banks and savings and loan associations.
 
     For a small percentage of loans, and to the extent required for loans being
held for sale to investors, KBMC services the mortgages that it originates.
Servicing includes collecting and remitting loan payments, accounting for
principal and interest, making inspections of mortgaged premises as required,
monitoring delinquent mortgages and generally administering the loans.
 
     KBMC receives fees for servicing mortgage loans, generally ranging from
 .25% per annum to .50% per annum on the declining principal balances of the
loans. KBMC typically sells servicing rights on a regular basis for
substantially all of the loans it originates.
 
     The Company also assists its customers in France by arranging financing
through third party lenders, primarily major French banks with which the Company
has established relationships. In some cases, French customers qualify for
certain government-assisted, home financing programs. A second mortgage is
usually handled through a government agency. A home buyer in France may also
have a third mortgage provided through credit unions or other employee groups.
 
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<PAGE>   11
 
EMPLOYEES
 
     The Company employs a trained staff of land acquisition specialists,
architects, planners, engineers, construction supervisors, marketing and sales
personnel and finance and accounting personnel, supplemented as necessary by
outside consultants, who guide the development of communities from their
conception through the marketing and sale of completed homes.
 
     At January 31, 1998, the Company had approximately 2,040 full-time
employees in its operations, including approximately 180 in KBMC's operations.
The Company considers its employee relationships to be good. No employees are
represented by a collective bargaining agreement.
 
COMPETITION AND OTHER FACTORS
 
     The Company expects the use of the KB2000 business model, particularly the
aspects which involve gaining a deeper understanding of customer interests and
needs, to provide it with a long term competitive advantage. The housing
industry is highly competitive, and the Company competes with numerous housing
producers ranging from regional and national firms to small local builders
primarily on the basis of price, location, financing, design, reputation,
quality and amenities. In addition, the Company competes with other housing
alternatives including existing homes and rental housing. In certain markets and
at times when housing demand is high, the Company also competes with other
builders to hire subcontractors.
 
     Increases in interest rates typically have a negative impact on the
Company's operations in that such increases adversely affect the availability of
home financing to, or qualification for such financing by, the Company's
customers. Conversely, significant reductions in interest rates typically have a
positive effect on the Company's operations. Indeed, the relatively low interest
rates which have been in effect throughout the mid-1990s have been instrumental
to the Company's improved domestic results.
 
     The Company does not generally finance the development of its domestic
communities with proceeds of loans specifically obtained for, or secured by,
particular communities, i.e., project financing. Instead, financing of the
Company's domestic operations has been primarily generated from results of
operations, public debt and equity financing and borrowings under its $500
million unsecured revolving credit facility with various banks. Financing of the
Company's French operations has been primarily generated from results of
operations and borrowings from its unsecured committed credit lines from a
series of foreign banks. As a result of these diverse external sources of
financing, the Company was not adversely affected by the tight credit conditions
that much of the homebuilding industry experienced during the recession of the
early to mid-1990s, both domestically and in France.
 
     KBMC competes with other mortgage lenders, including mortgage bankers,
savings and loan associations and other financial institutions, in the
origination, sale and servicing of mortgage loans. Principal competitive factors
include interest rates and other features of mortgage loan products available to
the consumer. KBMC's operations are financed primarily through a $250 million
revolving warehouse agreement.
 
REGULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS
 
     The housing industry is subject to extensive and complex regulations. The
Company and its subcontractors must comply with various federal, state and local
laws, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design,
construction and similar matters. The operations of the Company are affected by
environmental laws and regulations, including regulations pertaining to
availability of water, municipal sewage treatment capacity, land use, protection
of endangered species, population density and preservation of the natural
terrain and coastlines. These and other requirements could become more
restrictive in the future, resulting in additional time and expense to obtain
approvals for the development of communities.
 
     The Company is also subject to regulations and restrictions by the
governments of France and Mexico concerning investments in business operations
in those countries by U.S. companies, none of which has to date had a material
adverse effect on the Company's consolidated operations. The Company's foreign
operations are also subject to exchange rate fluctuations, which affect the
Company's financial statements and the reporting of profits and payment of
dividends from foreign subsidiaries, and to the terms of the Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act with which it is the strict policy of the Company to comply. In
addition, the Company periodically receives dividends from its French operations
without burdensome restrictions, although tax considerations have limited the
amount of such dividends.
 
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<PAGE>   12
 
     KBMC is subject to numerous federal, state and local laws, ordinances,
rules and regulations concerning loans to purchasers of homes as well as Company
eligibility for participation in programs of the VA, FHA, GNMA, Fannie Mae and
FHLMC.
 
     The Company entered into a consent order with the Federal Trade Commission
("FTC") in 1979, to which the Company is still subject and pursuant to which the
Company has agreed to provide explicit warranties on the quality and workmanship
of its new homes, follow certain guidelines in advertising and provide certain
disclosures to any prospective purchaser who visits Company sales offices or
model homes.
 
     It is Company policy to use third party environmental consultants to
investigate land considered for acquisition for environmental risks and
requiring disclosure from land sellers of known environmental risks. Despite
these activities, there can be no assurance that the Company will avoid material
liabilities relating to the removal of toxic wastes, site restoration,
monitoring or other environmental matters affecting properties currently or
previously owned by the Company. Costs associated with the use of environmental
consultants are not material to the Company's results of operations. No estimate
of such potential liabilities can be made although the Company may, from time to
time, purchase property which requires modest environmental clean-up costs after
appropriate due diligence. In such instances, the Company takes steps prior to
acquisition to assure itself as to the precise scope of work required and costs
associated with removal, site restoration and/or monitoring, using detailed
investigations by environmental consultants. To the extent such contamination or
other environmental issues have occurred in the past, the Company believes it
may be able to recover restoration costs from third parties, including, but not
limited to, the generators of hazardous waste, land sellers or others in the
prior chain of title and/or insurers. Utilizing such policies, the Company
anticipates that it is not likely that environmental clean-up costs will have a
material effect on future results of operations or the Company's financial
position. The Company has not been notified by any governmental agency of any
claim that any of the properties owned or formerly owned by the Company are
identified by the Environmental Protection Agency as being a "Superfund" clean-
up site requiring clean-up costs, which could have a material effect on the
Company's future financial position or results of operations.
 
ITEM 2. PROPERTIES
 
     The Company's executive offices are in leased premises at 10990 Wilshire
Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. The Company's housing operations are
principally conducted from leased premises located in Anaheim, Fremont, Fresno,
Los Angeles, Modesto, Newport Beach, Palmdale, Pleasanton, Sacramento, Salinas,
San Diego and San Ramon, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona;
Denver, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Salt Lake City, Utah; Dallas, Texas;
Paris, France; and Mexico City, Mexico.
 
     The Company's mortgage banking subsidiaries lease executive offices in Los
Angeles, California and branch offices in Anaheim, Fremont, Los Angeles,
Modesto, Newport Beach, Palmdale, Salinas, San Diego and San Ramon, California;
Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico;
Salt Lake City, Utah; and Dallas, Texas.
 
     The Company's operations in San Antonio and Austin, Texas (including
mortgage banking operations) are principally conducted from premises which the
Company owns.
 
     The Company believes that such properties, including the equipment located
therein, are suitable and adequate to meet the requirements of its businesses.
 
ITEM 3.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
     The Company is involved in litigation incidental to its business. These
cases are in various procedural stages and, based on reports of counsel, it is
management's opinion that provisions or reserves made for potential losses are
adequate and any liabilities or costs arising out of currently pending
litigation will not have a materially adverse effect upon the Company's
financial position or results of operations.
 
ITEM 4.  SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
 
     No matters were submitted during the fourth quarter of 1997 to a vote of
security holders, through the solicitation of proxies or otherwise.
 
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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE COMPANY
 
     The following sets forth certain information regarding the executive
officers of the Company as of January 31, 1998:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 YEAR
                                                               ASSUMED           OTHER POSITIONS AND OTHER
                                   PRESENT POSITION AT         PRESENT          BUSINESS EXPERIENCE WITHIN
         NAME          AGE           JANUARY 31, 1998          POSITION           THE LAST FIVE YEARS(1)              FROM - TO
- ---------------------- ---    ------------------------------   --------    -------------------------------------   ---------------
<S>                    <C>    <C>                              <C>         <C>                                     <C>
Bruce Karatz           52     Chairman, President and            1993      President and Chief Executive Officer   1986-1993
                              Chief Executive Officer
Guy Nafilyan           53     Executive Vice President           1992      President and Chief Executive Officer   1983 - Present
                              and President of European                    of Kaufman and Broad France
                              Operations
Glen Barnard           53     Senior Vice President and          1996      President of Kaufman and Broad of       1995 - Present
                               Regional General Manager;                    Colorado,
                               President of Kaufman and                      Inc.                                  1991-1995
                               Broad of Colorado, Inc.;                     Chairman, American Lives, Inc.
                               President of Kaufman and          1997
                               Broad of Utah, Inc.
Michael F. Henn        49     Senior Vice President and          1994      Executive Vice President, Chief         1986-1994
                              Chief Financial Officer                       Financial
                                                                           and Administrative Officer, The Vons
                                                                           Companies, Inc.
Lisa G. Kalmbach       40     Senior Vice President and          1996      President of Kaufman and                1992-1997
                               Regional General Manager;                    Broad - South Bay,
                               President of Kaufman and          1997        Inc.
                               Broad of Northern California,
                               Inc.
Barton P. Pachino      38     Senior Vice President              1993      Vice President and Corporate Counsel    1991-1993
                              and General Counsel
Albert Z. Praw         49     Senior Vice President and          1996      Senior Vice President, Real Estate      1994-1996
                               Regional General Manager;                   Partner in law firm of Sidley &         1992-1994
                               President of Kaufman and          1997      Austin
                               Broad of Southern California,
                               Inc.
Gary A. Ray            39     Senior Vice President,             1996      Vice President, Training and            1994-1996
                              Human Resources                               Development
                                                                           PepsiCo Restaurants International
                                                                           Regional Vice President of Human        1992-1994
                                                                            Resoures -
                                                                           South Pacific Region, PepsiCo
                                                                            Restaurants
                                                                             International
William R. Hollinger   39     Vice President                     1992
                              and Controller
Dennis Welsch          40     Vice President                     1995      Vice President and Controller           1995
                              and Treasurer                                of Kaufman and Broad - South Bay,
                                                                            Inc.
                                                                           Controller of Kaufman and Broad -       1993-1994
                                                                           South Bay, Inc.
                                                                           Vice President, Treasurer A-M Homes     1986-1993
</TABLE>
 
- ---------------
 
(1) All positions described were with the Company, unless otherwise indicated.
 
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                                    PART II
 
ITEM 5.  MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
 
     As of January 31, 1998, there were 1,854 holders of record of the Company's
common stock.
 
     Information as to the Company's quarterly stock prices is included on page
82 of the Company's 1997 Annual Report to Stockholders, which is included as
part of Exhibit 13 hereto.
 
     Information as to the principal markets on which the Company's common stock
is being traded and quarterly cash dividends is included on page 82 of the
Company's 1997 Annual Report to Stockholders, which is included as part of
Exhibit 13 hereto.
 
ITEM 6.  SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
 
     The Five Year Summary of Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation and its
consolidated subsidiaries for the five-year period ended November 30, 1997 is
included on page 44 of the Company's 1997 Annual Report to Stockholders, which
is included as part of Exhibit 13 hereto. It should be read in conjunction with
the consolidated financial statements included in the Company's 1997 Annual
Report to Stockholders which are also included as part of Exhibit 13 hereto.
 
ITEM 7.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
        RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
     Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations of Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation is included on pages 45 through
57 of the Company's 1997 Annual Report to Stockholders, which are included as
part of Exhibit 13 hereto.
 
ITEM 8.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
 
     The consolidated financial statements of Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation
are included on pages 58 through 78 of the Company's 1997 Annual Report to
Stockholders, which are included as part of Exhibit 13 hereto. Reference is made
to the Index to Financial Statements on page F-1 herein.
 
ITEM 9.  CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND
         FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
 
     None.
 
                                    PART III
 
     The Notice of 1998 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement,
filed pursuant to Regulation 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
incorporated by reference in this Annual Report on Form 10-K pursuant to General
Instruction G(3) of Form 10-K, provides the information required under Part III
(Items 10, 11, 12 and 13) except for the information regarding the executive
officers of the Company, which is included in Part I on page 12 herein.
 
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                                    PART IV
 
ITEM 14. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES, AND
        REPORTS ON FORM 8-K
 
     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
        Reference is made to the index set forth on page F-1 of this Annual
Report on Form 10-K.
 
    EXHIBITS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
        EXHIBIT
          NO.                                       DESCRIPTION
        -------       ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        <S>           <C>
         3.1          Amended Certificate of Incorporation, filed as an exhibit to the
                      Company's Registration Statement No. 33-6471 on Form S-1, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
         3.2          Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation, filed as an exhibit to the
                      Company's Registration Statement No. 33-30140 on Form S-1, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
         3.3          Certificate of Designation of Series A Participating Cumulative
                      Preferred Stock, filed as an exhibit to the Company's Registration
                      Statement No. 33-30140 on Form S-1, is incorporated by reference herein.
         3.4          Certificate of Designation of Series B Mandatory Conversion Premium
                      Dividend Preferred Stock, filed as an exhibit to the Company's
                      Registration Statement No. 33-59516 on Form S-3, is incorporated by
                      reference herein.
         3.5          Amended Certificate of Designation of Series B Mandatory Conversion
                      Premium Dividend Preferred Stock, filed as an exhibit to the Company's
                      Registration Statement No. 33-59516 on Form S-3, is incorporated by
                      reference herein.
         3.6          By-Laws, filed as an exhibit to the Company's Registration Statement No.
                      33-30140 on Form S-1, is incorporated by reference herein.
         4.1          Amended Certificate of Incorporation, filed as an exhibit to the
                      Company's Registration Statement No. 33-6471 on Form S-1, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
         4.2          Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation, filed as an exhibit to the
                      Company's Registration Statement No. 33-30140 on Form S-1, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
         4.3          By-Laws, filed as an exhibit to the Company's Registration Statement No.
                      33-30140 on Form S-1, is incorporated by reference herein.
         4.4          Rights Agreement between the Company and Bank of America National Trust
                      and Savings Association, successor-by-merger to Security Pacific
                      National Bank, as Rights Agent, dated February 21, 1989, filed as an
                      exhibit to the Company's 1989 Annual Report on Form 10-K, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
         4.5          Indenture relating to 9 3/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2003 between
                      the Company and First National Bank of Boston, dated May 1, 1993, filed
                      as an exhibit to the Company's Registration Statement No. 33-59516 on
                      Form S-3, is incorporated by reference herein.
         4.6          Specimen of 9 3/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2003, filed as an
                      exhibit to the Company's Registration Statement No. 33-59516 on Form
                      S-3, is incorporated by reference herein.
         4.7          Indenture relating to 9 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2006 between
                      the Company and SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, dated November 19, 1996, filed
                      as an exhibit to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated November
                      19, 1996, is incorporated by reference herein.
         4.8          Specimen of 9 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2006, filed as an
                      exhibit to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated November 19,
                      1996, is incorporated by reference herein.
</TABLE>
 
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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
        EXHIBIT
          NO.                                       DESCRIPTION
        -------       ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        <S>           <C>
        4.9           Indenture relating to 7 3/4% Senior Notes due 2004 between the Company
                      and SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, dated October 14, 1997, filed as an exhibit
                      to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 14, 1997, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
        4.10          Specimen of 7 3/4% Senior Notes due 2004, filed as an exhibit to the
                      Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 14, 1997, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
        10.1          1986 Stock Option Plan, filed as an exhibit to the Company's
                      Registration Statement No. 33-6471 on Form S-1, is incorporated by
                      reference herein.
        10.2          1988 Employee Stock Plan, filed as an exhibit to the definitive Joint
                      Proxy Statement for the Company's 1989 Special Meeting of Shareholders,
                      is incorporated by reference herein.
        10.3          Consent Order, Federal Trade Commission Docket No. C-2954, dated
                      February 12, 1979, filed as an exhibit to the Company's Registration
                      Statement No. 33-6471 on Form S-1, is incorporated by reference herein.
        10.4          SunAmerica Inc. Executive Deferred Compensation Plan, approved September
                      25, 1985, filed as an exhibit to SunAmerica Inc.'s 1985 Annual Report on
                      Form 10-K, is incorporated by reference herein.
        10.5          Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan established effective July 27,
                      1989, filed as an exhibit to the Company's 1989 Annual Report on Form
                      10-K, is incorporated by reference herein.
        10.6          Settlement with Federal Trade Commission of June 27, 1991, filed as an
                      exhibit to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K, dated June 28,
                      1991, is incorporated by reference herein.
        10.7          Amendments to the Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation 1988 Employee Stock
                      Plan dated January 27, 1994, filed as an exhibit to the Company's 1994
                      Annual Report on Form 10-K, are incorporated by reference herein.
        10.8          Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation Performance-Based Incentive Plan for
                      Senior Management, filed as an exhibit to the Company's 1995 Annual
                      Report on Form 10-K, is incorporated by reference herein.
        10.9          Form of Stock Option Agreement under Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation
                      Performance-Based Incentive Plan for Senior Management, filed as an
                      exhibit to the Company's 1995 Annual Report on Form 10-K, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
        10.10         Employment Contract of Bruce Karatz, dated December 1, 1995, filed as an
                      exhibit to the Company's 1995 Annual Report on Form 10-K, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
        10.11         Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation Directors' Legacy Program, filed as
                      an exhibit to the Company's 1995 Annual Report on Form 10-K, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
        10.12         Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation Non-Employee Directors Stock Unit
                      Plan, filed as an exhibit to the Company's 1996 Annual Report on Form
                      10-K, is incorporated by reference herein.
        10.13         Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation Unit Performance Program, filed as an
                      exhibit to the Company's 1996 Annual Report on Form 10-K, is
                      incorporated by reference herein.
        10.14         $500,000,000 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement dated April 21, 1997 by and
                      among the Company, Bank of America National Trust and Savings
                      Association, as administrative agent, co-syndication agent and managing
                      agent, NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as syndication agent and managing
                      agent, Credit Lyonnais Los Angeles Branch, as documentation agent and
                      managing agent, Guaranty Federal Bank F.S.B., Societe Generale and Union
                      Bank of California, N.A., as co-agents, and the other banks listed
                      therein.
        10.15         Kaufman and Broad France Incentive Plan.
        11            Statement of Computation of Per Share Earnings (Loss).
</TABLE>
 
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<PAGE>   17
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
        EXHIBIT
          NO.                                       DESCRIPTION
        -------       ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        <S>           <C>
        13            Pages 44 through 78 and page 82 of the Company's 1997 Annual Report to
                      Stockholders.
        22            Subsidiaries of the Company.
        24            Consent of Independent Auditors.
        27            Financial Data Schedule.
</TABLE>
 
     FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
 
          Financial statement schedules have been omitted because they are not
     applicable or the required information is shown in the consolidated
     financial statements and notes thereto.
 
     REPORTS ON FORM 8-K
 
          On October 9, 1997, the Company filed a Current Report on Form 8-K
     (Item 5) and on October 14, 1997 the Company filed a Current Report on Form
     8-K/A (Item 5), which included its consolidated statements of income for
     the three months and nine months ended August 31, 1997 and 1996 and
     consolidated balance sheets as of August 31, 1997 and 1996 and November 30,
     1996. The Form 8-K and Form 8-K/A also included supplemental information
     for the three and nine months ended August 31, 1997 and 1996.
 
          On October 14, 1997, the Company filed a Current Report on Form 8-K
     (Item 7) which included certain exhibits in connection with the issuance of
     its 7 3/4% Senior Notes due 2004 pursuant to Registration Statement Nos.
     333-14977 and 33-50732.
 
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<PAGE>   18
 
                                   SIGNATURES
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on
its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
                                          KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION
 
                                          By:           MICHAEL F. HENN
                                            ------------------------------------
                                                      Michael F. Henn
                                                   Senior Vice President
                                                and Chief Financial Officer
Dated: February 26, 1998
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this
report has been signed by the following persons on behalf of the registrant in
the capacities and on the dates indicated:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                  SIGNATURE                                TITLE                      DATE
- ---------------------------------------------  ------------------------------  ------------------
<C>                                            <S>                             <C>
 
                BRUCE KARATZ                   Chairman, President              February 26, 1998
- ---------------------------------------------  and Chief Executive
                Bruce Karatz                   Officer
               MICHAEL F. HENN                 Senior Vice President            February 26, 1998
- ---------------------------------------------  and Chief Financial Officer
               Michael F. Henn
 
                                               Director                         February   , 1998
- ---------------------------------------------
               Steve Bartlett
 
              RONALD W. BURKLE                 Director                         February 26, 1998
- ---------------------------------------------
              Ronald W. Burkle
 
                 JANE EVANS                    Director                         February 26, 1998
- ---------------------------------------------
                 Jane Evans
 
              DR. RAY R. IRANI                 Director                         February 26, 1998
- ---------------------------------------------
              Dr. Ray R. Irani
 
              JAMES A. JOHNSON                 Director                         February 26, 1998
- ---------------------------------------------
              James A. Johnson
 
                                               Director; Executive Vice         February   , 1998
- ---------------------------------------------  President, European
                Guy Nafilyan                   Operations
 
               LUIS G. NOGALES                 Director                         February 26, 1998
- ---------------------------------------------
               Luis G. Nogales
 
             CHARLES R. RINEHART               Director                         February 26, 1998
- ---------------------------------------------
             Charles R. Rinehart
 
             SANFORD C. SIGOLOFF               Director                         February 26, 1998
- ---------------------------------------------
             Sanford C. Sigoloff
</TABLE>
 
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<PAGE>   19
 
        KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES
 
                         INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
     The consolidated financial statements, together with the report thereon of
Ernst & Young LLP, dated January 2, 1998, all appearing on pages 58 through 78
of the 1997 Annual Report to Stockholders, are incorporated in this Annual
Report on Form 10-K between page F-1 and the List of Exhibits Filed. With the
exception of the aforementioned information and the information incorporated in
Items 5, 6 and 7, the 1997 Annual Report to Stockholders is not to be deemed
filed as part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
     Separate combined financial statements of the Company's unconsolidated
joint venture activities have been omitted because, if considered in the
aggregate, they would not constitute a significant subsidiary as defined by Rule
3-09 of Regulation S-X.
 
                            ------------------------
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                PAGE NO. IN
                                                                               ANNUAL REPORT
                                                                              TO STOCKHOLDERS
                                                                             -----------------
<S>                                                                          <C>
KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION
  Report of Independent Auditors............................................        78
  Consolidated Statements of Income for the years ended
     November 30, 1997, 1996 and 1995.......................................        58
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of November 30, 1997 and 1996..............        59
  Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity for the years ended
     November 30, 1997, 1996 and 1995.......................................        60
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended November 30,
     1997, 1996 and 1995....................................................        61
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements................................   62 through 77
</TABLE>
 
     The following pages represent pages 44 through 78 and page 82 of the 1997
Annual Report to Stockholders of Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation, and include
the Five Year Summary, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations, the Consolidated Financial Statements and
related notes thereto, the Report of Independent Auditors, Stockholder
Information and Quarterly Stock Prices. These pages were filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission as Exhibit 13 hereto.
 
                                       F-1
<PAGE>   20


SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                Years Ended November 30,
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------
In thousands, except per share amounts        1997         1996          1995         1994         1993
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                                        <C>          <C>           <C>          <C>          <C>       
CONSTRUCTION:
   Revenues                                $1,843,614   $1,754,147    $1,366,866   $1,307,570   $1,199,776
   Operating income before non-cash charge
      for impairment of long-lived assets     101,751       98,679        65,531       88,323       86,609
   Operating income (loss)*                   101,751      (72,078)       65,531       88,323       86,609
   Total assets                             1,133,861    1,000,159     1,269,208    1,167,136      983,442
   Mortgages and notes payable                496,869      442,629       639,575      565,020      313,357
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------

MORTGAGE BANKING:
   Revenues                                   $32,657      $31,758       $29,660      $28,701      $38,078
   Operating income                            14,508       12,740         9,348        6,003        7,534
   Total assets                               285,130      243,335       304,971      287,324      355,936
   Notes payable                              200,828      134,956       151,000      125,000      138,500
   Collateralized mortgage obligations         60,058       68,381        84,764       96,731      144,143
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------

CONSOLIDATED:
   Revenues                                $1,876,271   $1,785,905    $1,396,526   $1,336,271   $1,237,854
   Operating income before non-cash charge
      for impairment of long-lived assets     116,259      111,419        74,879       94,326       94,143
   Operating income (loss)*                   116,259      (59,338)       74,879       94,326       94,143
   Net income (loss)*                          58,230      (61,244)       29,059       46,550       39,921
   Total assets                             1,418,991    1,243,494     1,574,179    1,454,460    1,339,378
   Mortgages and notes payable                697,697      577,585       790,575      690,020      451,857
   Collateralized mortgage obligations         60,058       68,381        84,764       96,731      144,143
   Stockholders' equity*                      383,056      340,350       415,478      404,747      444,340
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE*                      $1.45       $(1.54)         $.73        $1.16         $.96
CASH DIVIDENDS PER COMMON SHARE                   .30          .30           .30          .30          .30
                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>

*Reflects a $170.8 million pretax non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived
assets recorded in the second quarter of 1996.


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<PAGE>   21

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Results of Operations
Overview Revenues are primarily generated from the Company's (i) housing
operations in the western United States and France and (ii) its domestic
mortgage banking operations.

During 1997, the Company focused on two primary strategic initiatives --
acceleration of the Company's growth and the implementation of a new operational
business model, "KB2000", which integrates many of the basic operating
principles that were historically used in the Company's recently acquired San
Antonio operations. These include: achieving a deep understanding of customer
desires and preferences through detailed market surveys; emphasizing pre-sales
as opposed to building speculative inventory; maintaining lower levels of
inventory in-process and standing inventory; establishing even flow production;
providing a wide spectrum of choice to customers in terms of location, design
and options; offering low base prices; and reducing the use of sales incentives.
The excellent progress made by the Company on these initiatives in 1997 was a
key factor in the improvement in Company-wide revenues and earnings compared to
1996.

Total Company revenues increased to $1.88 billion in 1997, up 5.1% from $1.79
billion in 1996, which had increased 28.0% from revenues of $1.40 billion in
1995. The 1997 increase primarily resulted from higher housing revenues,
partially offset by lower land sale revenues. In addition, 1997 results included
a full year's contribution from the Company's San Antonio homebuilding
operations (formerly Rayco, Ltd.); in contrast, 1996 results included only a
nine-month contribution as the Company's acquisition of these operations
occurred on March 1, 1996. The increase in revenues in 1996 compared to 1995
results was largely due to the acquisition of the San Antonio operations, as
well as the continued maturation of the Company's other U.S. businesses and
higher land sale revenues. Included in total Company revenues were mortgage
banking revenues of $32.7 million in 1997, $31.8 million in 1996 and $29.7
million in 1995.

Net income increased approximately $10.2 million or 21.3% to $58.2 million or
$1.45 per share in 1997, up from $48.0 million or $1.20 per share in 1996,
excluding the after-tax non-cash charge of $109.3 million for impairment of
long-lived assets recorded in 1996. Including the non-cash charge, the Company
recorded a net loss of $61.2 million or $1.54 per share in 1996. Excluding the
charge, 1996 net income of $48.0 million was 65.2% higher than the $29.1 million
or $.73 per share recorded in 1995. Net income increased in 1997 due to higher
unit deliveries, lower net interest expense and higher earnings from the
mortgage banking operations. In addition, earnings for 1997 included a full year
of operating results from the San Antonio operations while 1996 included only
three quarters of results. In 1996, net income, excluding the non-cash charge,
rose due to improved unit deliveries (including three quarters of San Antonio
operations), continued progress in implementing the Company's key 1996
initiatives to improve gross margins and contain costs, and an increase in
pretax income from mortgage banking operations. Mortgage banking pretax income
rose in 1996 primarily due to increased loan volume and higher income from sales
of mortgages and servicing rights stemming from an improved mix of fixed-rate
and variable loans.

Construction
REVENUES  Construction revenues increased in 1997 to $1.84 billion from $1.75
billion in 1996, which had increased from $1.37 billion in 1995. The improvement
in 1997 was primarily the result of increased housing revenues, which included a
full year's operating results from the Company's San Antonio division, partially
offset by a decline in revenues from land sales. In 1996, the increase in
revenues primarily reflected the inclusion of $189.2 million in revenues from
nine months of San Antonio operations, continued growth within the Company's
other U.S. operations and increased land sale revenues.

Housing revenues totaled $1.83 billion in 1997, $1.67 billion in 1996 and $1.33
billion in 1995. The increase in 1997 reflected an 11.7% increase in unit
volume, partially offset by a 2.2% decline in average selling price. Housing
revenues in 1997 included four quarters of results from the Company's San
Antonio operations versus three quarters in 1996. These operations recorded
revenues of $57.6 million on 611 deliveries in the first quarter of 1997. In
1996, excluding revenues from the San Antonio operations, housing revenues
totaled $1.48 billion, up 11.8% from 1995 as a result of a 4.6% increase in unit
volume and a 6.9% higher average selling price. California housing operations
generated 54.0% of Company-wide housing rev-


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<PAGE>   22

enues in 1997, down from 59.6% in 1996 and 72.3% in 1995, reflecting the March
31, 1996 acquisition of the Company's San Antonio operations and continued
diversification beyond California. Housing revenues from California operations
were $986.6 million in 1997, down 1.1% from $997.3 million in 1996. The
Company's other U.S. housing revenues totaled $669.4 million in 1997, up 30.3%
from $513.9 million in 1996. The 1996 results, which included three quarters of
revenues from San Antonio operations, had more than doubled from $245.4 million
in 1995; excluding the San Antonio results, other U.S. housing revenues in 1996
totaled $324.7 million, up 32.3% from 1995. The Company's operations in France
and Mexico generated housing revenues of $160.5 million and $10.8 million,
respectively, in 1997 and $154.7 million and $6.4 million, respectively, in
1996, reflecting an increase in international housing deliveries. Housing
revenues from French operations totaled $116.9 million in 1995.

Residential Quarterly Unit and Backlog Data

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                       Other
                                       United
                    California         States           France             Other          Total
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
UNIT DELIVERIES
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                      <C>            <C>                 <C>               <C>          <C>  
1997
   First                 914            1,102               83                9            2,108
   Second              1,095            1,211              151                8            2,465
   Third               1,204            1,513              295                4            3,016
   Fourth              1,518            1,816              503               17            3,854
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total            4,731            5,642            1,032               38           11,443
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1996
   First               1,095              487               96                5            1,683
   Second              1,453            1,265              160                5            2,883
   Third               1,259            1,307              180                3            2,749
   Fourth              1,364            1,235              313               22            2,934
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total            5,171            4,294              749               35           10,249
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
NET ORDERS
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1997
   First               1,077            1,528              140               10            2,755
   Second              1,476            1,681              230                9            3,396
   Third               1,506            1,599              191               14            3,310
   Fourth              1,134            1,368              513               13            3,028
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total            5,193            6,176            1,074               46           12,489
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1996
   First               1,292              540              123               21            1,976
   Second              1,577            1,399              241               21            3,238
   Third               1,395            1,144              104                7            2,650
   Fourth              1,135              968              267                5            2,375
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total            5,399            4,051              735               54           10,239
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>


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<PAGE>   23

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                       Other
                                                       United
                                       California      States         France         Other        Total
                                       ----------------------------------------------------------------
Ending Backlog-Units
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                                       <C>           <C>             <C>            <C>        <C>  
1997
   First                                  1,017         2,182           272            15         3,486
   Second                                 1,398         2,652           351            16         4,417
   Third                                  1,700         2,738           576            26         5,040
   Fourth                                 1,316         2,290           586            22         4,214
                                       ----------------------------------------------------------------
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1996
   First                                    823           599           256            27         1,705
   Second                                   947         2,186           337            27         3,497
   Third                                  1,083         2,023           261            31         3,398
   Fourth                                   854         1,756           215            14         2,839
                                       ----------------------------------------------------------------
Ending Backlog-Value In thousands
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1997
   First                               $219,908      $248,835      $ 56,783      $  4,290      $529,816
   Second                               288,719       307,977        66,582         4,224       667,502
   Third                                377,332       321,007        71,041         8,320       777,700
   Fourth                               303,050       274,591        82,750         6,270       666,661
                                       ----------------------------------------------------------------
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1996
   First                               $153,074      $ 86,880      $ 51,820      $  4,948      $296,722
   Second                               182,718       236,970        72,215         5,265       497,168
   Third                                225,486       229,348        55,236         7,595       517,665
   Fourth                               180,513       196,195        47,603         3,584       427,895
                                       ----------------------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>


Housing deliveries rose 11.7% to 11,443 units in 1997, exceeding the previous
Company-wide record of 10,249 units in 1996. This improvement reflected
increases in U.S. and French operations of 9.6% and 37.8%, respectively. Growth
in domestic deliveries was driven by a 31.4% increase in other U.S. deliveries
to 5,642 units in 1997 from 4,294 units in 1996, partially offset by a decline
in California deliveries. Unit deliveries in other U.S. operations increased in
1997 for several reasons: a higher number of average active communities,
reflecting the Company's growth strategy; the inclusion of twelve months of
operating results from the San Antonio division; and start-up operations in
Austin. In California, deliveries decreased 8.5% in 1997, to 4,731 units from
5,171 units in 1996, reflecting a decline in the average number of active
communities in the state. In France, deliveries in 1997 increased primarily as a
result of the acquisition of certain active developments of French homebuilder
SMCI. These developments, which consist of condominiums in Paris and other
cities in France, were acquired in mid-1997 for $2.2 million in cash and the
assumption of approximately $8.1 million of debt.

Housing deliveries increased to 10,249 units in 1996 from 7,857 units in 1995.
Excluding 2,027 San Antonio deliveries, Company-wide deliveries in 1996
increased 4.6% from the prior year, reflecting increases in U.S. and French
operations of 2.9% and 30.5%, respectively. The modest increase in domestic
deliveries was driven by a 25.9% rise in other U.S. deliveries, reflecting the
Company's accelerated expansion into domestic markets beyond California. Other
U.S. deliveries in 1996 increased to 2,267 units from 1,800 units in 1995, while
California deliveries decreased 4.8% to 5,171 units in 1996 from 5,430 units in
1995.

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The Company-wide average new home price decreased 2.2% in 1997, to $159,700 from
$163,300 in 1996. The 1996 average had decreased 3.3% from $168,900 in 1995. The
decrease in 1997 was primarily due to a lower average selling price in France
resulting from SMCI deliveries, as well as a greater proportion of lower-priced
homes sold in the Company's other U.S. business. The decrease in 1996 reflected
a lower average selling price in the United States, resulting primarily from the
inclusion of the San Antonio operations acquired that year.

In California, the Company's average selling price rose 8.1% in 1997 to $208,500
from $192,900 in 1996, which had increased 9.1% from $176,800 in 1995. The
increases in both years reflected a shift in mix toward higher-priced homes in
the state. The Company's average selling price in other U.S. markets was
$118,700 in 1997, down from $119,700 in 1996 and $136,300 in 1995. Both
decreases reflected the impact of the San Antonio operations. These operations
had average selling prices of $94,700 and $93,400 in 1997 and 1996,
respectively, substantially below the Company's average. The Company's average
selling price in France decreased to $155,500 in 1997 from $206,600 in 1996,
which was up modestly from $203,700 in 1995. The average selling price in France
declined in 1997 because of lower-priced deliveries generated from the newly
acquired SMCI developments. In 1996, the French average price rose slightly due
to a change in product mix.

Revenues from the development of commercial buildings, all located in
metropolitan Paris, totaled $2.7 million in 1997, $12.2 million in 1996 and
$20.5 million in 1995. These significant revenue declines reflected reduced
opportunities in French commercial markets due to the lingering effects of the
country's recession, as well as the Company's strategy to focus primarily on its
residential development business.

Land sale revenues totaled $13.6 million in 1997, $68.2 million in 1996 and
$18.2 million in 1995. The results for 1997 and 1995 are more representative of
typical Company land sales activity levels when viewed historically. The 1996
results were abnormally high due to an aggressive asset sale program undertaken
as part of the Company's debt reduction strategy. Land sold in 1996 was
primarily property previously held for long-term development, which the Company
disposed of in order to redeploy the invested capital at potentially higher
returns. Generally, land sale revenues fluctuate based on the Company's decision
to maintain or decrease its land ownership position in certain markets, the
strength and number of competing developers entering particular markets at given
points in time, the availability of land in markets served by the Company's
housing divisions, and prevailing market conditions.


OPERATING INCOME Operating income increased to $101.8 million in 1997 from $98.7
million (excluding the $170.8 million non-cash charge for impairment of
long-lived assets) in 1996. The increase was primarily due to higher housing
gross profits, resulting from higher unit volume, partially offset by lower
gross profits from commercial activities and losses from land sales. Gross
profits in 1997 (excluding losses from land sales) increased by $15.7 million to
$332.2 million from $316.5 million in 1996. As a percentage of related revenues,
the Company's gross profit margin (excluding losses from land sales) was 18.2%
in 1997, down from 18.8% in the prior year. The Company's housing gross margin
dropped to 18.2% in 1997 from 18.7% in 1996, primarily due to the accelerated
sell-through of older, lower margin non-KB2000 communities, particularly in
California, and lower margins associated with the Company's entry into new
markets in Austin and Dallas, Texas, partially offset by an improved gross
margin from new KB2000 communities.

Company-wide land sales produced a loss of $1.4 million in 1997, compared to
profits of $2.6 million in 1996.

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by $8.7 million in 1997
to $229.1 million. This increase was primarily due to the inclusion of a full
year of results from the San Antonio operations in 1997 (including amortization
of goodwill) compared to nine months of results in 1996, and higher sales
commissions, partially offset by cost-containment efforts that reduced sales
incentives and advertising expenses. As a percentage of housing revenues, to
which these expenses are most closely correlated, selling, general and
administrative expenses decreased .7 percentage points to 12.5% in 1997 from
13.2% in 1996. This improvement reflected higher unit volume as well as 
more favorable ratios for sales incentives, advertising

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<PAGE>   25

expenses and general and administrative expenses. These improvements were
partially offset by increased sales commissions associated with a higher
proportion of the Company's domestic sales being generated from third party
brokers; increased use of third party brokers is a component of the KB2000
business model. The Company remains focused on improving efficiency and will
seek to reduce selling, general and administrative expenses to the extent
possible in 1998.

Excluding the $170.8 million non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived assets
recorded in the second quarter of 1996, operating income in 1996 increased by
$33.2 million or 50.6% to $98.7 million from $65.5 million in 1995. This
increase was primarily due to higher gross profits on housing sales, resulting
from both higher unit volume and improved margins, mainly due to the inclusion
of three quarters of San Antonio operations. Including the non-cash charge, the
Company reported an operating loss of $72.1 million in 1996. Gross profits in
1996 (excluding profits from land sales) increased by $74.3 million to $316.5
million from $242.2 million in 1995. As a percentage of related revenues, the
Company's gross profit margin (excluding profits from land sales) was 18.8% in
1996, up from 18.0% in the prior year. The Company's housing gross margin
increased to 18.7% in 1996 from 17.9% in 1995, primarily reflecting the addition
of the San Antonio operations and continued growth in the Company's higher
margin operations in its other U.S. markets.

Despite an increase in land sale revenues in 1996, Company-wide profits from
these sales decreased by $2.7 million to $2.6 million from $5.3 million in 1995.
The decrease reflected the Company's accelerated disposition of certain real
estate assets, many of which were written down to fair value in 1996 in order to
reduce financial leverage and redeploy capital to improve overall return on
investment.

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by $38.5 million in 1996.
This increase was primarily due to the inclusion of three quarters of San
Antonio operations which added $25.9 million of selling, general and
administrative expenses (including the amortization of goodwill), as well as
higher marketing expenses generated by increased unit volume from the Company's
remaining operations. As a percentage of housing revenues, selling, general and
administrative expenses declined .5 percentage points to 13.2% in 1996 from
13.7% in 1995. This improvement reflected higher unit volume, primarily as a
result of the 1996 acquisition of the San Antonio operations, and more favorable
ratios for sales incentives, advertising expenses and general and administrative
expenses, partially offset by increased sales commissions associated with a
higher proportion of third party broker commissions.

In the second quarter of 1996, the Company decided to accelerate the disposition
of certain real estate assets in order to help effectuate the Company's
strategies to improve overall return on investment, restore financial leverage
to targeted levels, and position the Company for continued geographic expansion.
In addition, in 1996, the Company substantially eliminated its prior practice of
investing in long term development projects in order to reduce the operating
risk associated with such projects. The accelerated disposition of long term
development assets caused certain assets, primarily inventories and investments
in unconsolidated joint ventures in California and France, to be identified as
being impaired and to be written down. Certain of the Company's California
properties were impacted by the charge, while none of its non-California
domestic properties were affected. The Company's non-California domestic
properties were not affected since they were not held for long term development
and were expected to be economically successful such that they were determined
not to be impaired.

Based on the Company's evaluation of impaired assets, a non-cash write-down of
$170.8 million ($109.3 million, net of income taxes) was recorded in the second
quarter of 1996 to state the impaired assets at their fair values. The fair
values established were based on various methods, including discounted cash flow
projections, appraisals and evaluations of comparable market prices, as
appropriate. The inventories affected by the charge primarily consisted of land
which was not under active development and the charge did not have a material
effect on gross margins in the balance of 1996 or in 1997.


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The write-down for impairment of long-lived assets was calculated in accordance
with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 121, "Accounting for the
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for Long-Lived Assets to Be Disposed Of"
("SFAS No. 121"), which the Company decided to adopt in the second quarter of
1996; however, the write-down was not necessitated by implementation of this
standard. Had the Company not adopted SFAS No. 121, a substantial write-down
would have nonetheless been recorded. SFAS No. 121 requires that long-lived
assets be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances
indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable, and
requires impairment losses to be recorded on long-lived assets when indicators
of impairment are present and the undiscounted cash flows estimated to be
generated by those assets are less than the assets' carrying amount.

Under the standard, when an impairment write-down is required, the related
assets are adjusted to their estimated fair value. Fair value for purposes of
SFAS No. 121 is deemed to be the amount a willing buyer would pay a willing
seller for such property in a current transaction, that is, other than in a
forced or liquidation sale. This is a change from the previous accounting
standard which required homebuilders to carry real estate assets at the lower of
cost or net realizable value.

INTEREST INCOME AND EXPENSE Interest income, which is generated from mortgages
receivable, principally from land sales, and from short-term investments,
amounted to $5.1 million in 1997, $2.7 million in 1996 and $2.1 million in 1995.
The higher interest income in 1997 reflected an increase in the average balances
of interest bearing mortgages receivable compared to a year ago. Interest income
in 1996 reflected little change from the 1995 average balances of interest
bearing short-term investments and mortgages receivable.

Interest expense results principally from borrowings to finance land purchases,
housing inventory, and other operating and capital needs. In 1997, interest
expense, net of amounts capitalized, decreased to $29.8 million from $36.7
million in 1996. Gross interest incurred in 1997 was lower than that incurred in
1996 by $11.2 million, reflecting a decrease in average indebtedness in 1997.
The Company's average debt level for 1997 decreased primarily as a result of the
Company's 1996 debt reduction strategy. The percentages of interest capitalized
during 1997 and 1996 were 43.1% and 42.3%, respectively. These rates reflect the
timing and proportion of land in production during each period. In 1996,
interest expense, net of amounts capitalized, increased to $36.7 million from
$27.5 million in the prior year, largely due to a decline in the percentage of
interest capitalized (42.3% versus 57.4% capitalized in 1995). The lower
capitalization rate during 1996 reflected a higher proportion of land in
production that year compared to 1995 and the non-capitalization of interest on
borrowings associated with the San Antonio acquisition.


MINORITY INTERESTS IN PRETAX INCOME OF CONSOLIDATED JOINT VENTURES The Company
conducts a portion of both its residential and commercial development activities
through majority-owned partnerships, primarily in France, which are fully
consolidated in the accompanying financial statements. As a result, operating
income has been reduced by minority interests in the pretax income of these
partnerships of $.4 million in 1997, $.2 million in 1996 and $.6 million in
1995. Minority interests are expected to remain at relatively low levels,
reflecting the limited opportunities currently available and reasonably expected
to be available in the French commercial market as well as the Company's
strategy to focus on its residential development business.


EQUITY IN PRETAX INCOME (LOSS) OF UNCONSOLIDATED JOINT VENTURES The Company's
unconsolidated joint-venture activities, located in California, New Mexico and
France, posted combined revenues of $98.2 million in 1997, $6.7 million in 1996
and $33.9 million in 1995. Of these amounts, French commercial activities
accounted for $87.7 million in 1997, $.1 million in 1996 and $5.9 million in
1995. Combined revenues recorded by the Company's joint ventures increased in
1997 primarily as a result of the sale of a commercial project in France. The
Company's unconsolidated joint ventures generated combined pretax losses of $2.9
million in 1997, $14.8 million in 1996 and $20.5 million in 1995. Losses in 1996
and 1995 primarily consisted of selling, general, administrative and interest
expenses associated with a single French multi-family residential project, as
well as reserves taken on a French commercial development project. The Company's
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of pretax losses from these joint ventures totaled $.1 million in 1997, $2.1
million in 1996, and $3.5 million in 1995. Overall, the Company's share of
pretax losses from unconsolidated joint ventures declined in 1997 and 1996 due
to a lower level of activity from these ventures and the effects of charges
taken in previous years. As a result of the non-cash charge taken in 1996 to
reflect the impairment in unconsolidated joint ventures, the Company does not
anticipate incurring significant additional losses from these joint ventures in
the foreseeable future.

Mortgage Banking
INTEREST INCOME AND EXPENSE The Company's mortgage banking operations provide
financing to purchasers of homes sold by the Company's domestic housing
operations through the origination of residential mortgages. Revenues are also
realized from the sale of such mortgages and related servicing rights to outside
financial institutions. Prior to 1989, substantially all such mortgages were
pledged for collateralized mortgage obligations. Accordingly, interest income is
earned primarily from mortgage-backed securities held for long-term investment
as collateral, while interest expense results mainly from the associated
collateralized mortgage obligations.

Interest income decreased to $13.3 million in 1997 from $14.6 million in 1996,
and $15.6 million in 1995, while interest expense also declined to $12.7 million
in 1997 from $13.5 million in 1996, and $14.8 million in 1995. These amounts
decreased primarily due to the declining balances of outstanding mortgage-backed
securities and related collateralized mortgage obligations, stemming from both
regularly scheduled, monthly principal amortization and prepayment of mortgage
collateral. These balances, and the related interest income and expense, will
continue to decline as the Company's practice of participating in collateralized
mortgage financings was discontinued in 1988 due to market conditions and tax
law changes. Combined interest income and expense resulted in net interest
income of $.6 million in 1997, $1.1 million in 1996 and $.8 million in 1995.
These differences reflect variations in mortgage production mix; movements in
short-term versus long-term interest rates; and the amount, timing and rates of
return on interim reinvestments of monthly principal amortization and
prepayments.

OTHER MORTGAGE BANKING REVENUES Other mortgage banking revenues, which
principally consist of gains on sales of mortgages and servicing rights and, to
a lesser extent, mortgage servicing fees, totaled $19.4 million in 1997, $17.2
million in 1996 and $14.1 million in 1995. The increases in 1997 and 1996
reflected higher gains on the sales of mortgages and servicing rights due to a
higher volume of mortgage originations associated with increases in housing unit
volume in the United States. In 1996, a more favorable mix of fixed to variable
rate loans also contributed to the increased revenues.

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES General and administrative expenses for
mortgage banking operations have remained relatively constant at $5.5 million in
1997, $5.6 million in 1996 and $5.5 million in 1995, despite increases in the
volume of loans closed.

Income Taxes
The Company recorded income tax expense of $32.8 million in 1997 and $16.4
million in 1995 and an income tax benefit of $34.5 million in 1996. These
amounts represented effective income tax rates of approximately 36.0% in all
three years. The tax benefit in 1996 reflected the pretax loss reported by the
Company as a result of the non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived assets
recorded in the second quarter of that year. The pretax income/loss for
financial reporting purposes and taxable income/loss for income tax purposes
historically have differed primarily due to the impact of state income taxes,
foreign tax rate differences, intercompany dividends and the use of affordable
housing credits.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
The Company assesses its liquidity in terms of its ability to generate cash to
fund its operating and investing activities. Typically, the Company has funded
its construction and mortgage banking activities with internally generated cash
flows and external sources of debt and equity financing. In 1997, operating,
investing and financing activities provided net cash of $58.5 million; in 1996,
these activities used net cash of $33.6 million.

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Operating activities in 1997 used $29.0 million, while 1996 operating activities
provided $330.8 million. The Company's uses of operating cash in 1997 included
an increase in receivables of $118.1 million and a change in deferred taxes of
$5.0 million. The use of cash was partially offset by the Company's earnings of
$58.2 million, an increase of $20.1 million in accounts payable, accrued
expenses and other liabilities, a reduction in inventories of $5.2 million
(excluding $15.1 million of inventories acquired through seller financing), and
various non-cash items deducted from net income.

In 1996, the sources of operating cash included a reduction in inventories
totaling $232.9 million (excluding $17.0 million of inventories acquired through
seller financing and $73.9 million in acquired San Antonio inventories), a
reduction in receivables of $36.6 million and various non-cash items. These
non-cash items included the $170.8 million non-cash charge for impairment of
long-lived assets, which more than offset the Company's net loss of $61.2
million (which included the non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived assets)
recorded for 1996. Uses of cash in 1996 included a $41.2 million change in
deferred taxes and a $21.9 million decrease in accounts payable, accrued
expenses and other liabilities. The decrease in inventories in 1996 (excluding
San Antonio inventories acquired and the non-cash charge for impairment of
long-lived assets), occurred primarily in California as the Company continued to
execute a debt reduction strategy that included an aggressive asset sale
program.

Cash provided by investing activities totaled $6.2 million in 1997 compared to
$73.9 million used in 1996. In 1997, cash was provided by $10.0 million in
proceeds received from mortgage-backed securities, which were principally used
to pay down the collateralized mortgage obligations for which the
mortgage-backed securities had served as collateral, and $1.9 million in
distributions related to investments in unconsolidated joint ventures. Partially
offsetting these proceeds was $5.9 million of cash used for other investing
activities.

In 1996, cash used by investing activities included $80.6 million of cash used
for the March 1, 1996 San Antonio acquisition for a total purchase price of
$104.5 million, which included cash to pay off debt assumed in the purchase. In
addition, cash of $7.6 million was used for investments in unconsolidated joint
ventures and $2.8 million was used for other investing activities. Partially
offsetting these uses was $18.1 million in proceeds received from
mortgage-backed securities.

Financing activities in 1997 provided $81.3 million of cash compared to $290.5
million used in 1996. In 1997, sources of cash included proceeds of $172.2
million from the issuance of 7 3/4% senior notes and net proceeds of $29.9
million from borrowings. Partially offsetting the cash provided was cash used
for the redemption of the Company's 10 3/8% senior notes of $100.0 million,
dividend payments of $11.7 million and payments on collateralized mortgage
obligations of $9.5 million. The Company's financial leverage, as measured by
the ratio of debt to total capital, was 52.7% at the end of 1997 compared to
56.5% at the end of 1996. The 1997 ratio was adjusted to reflect the $70.4
million of invested cash at November 30, 1997; without this adjustment, the 1997
year end ratio of debt to capital was 56.5%.

Financing activities in 1996 used $379.2 million for net payments on borrowings,
reflecting the Company's aggressive debt reduction strategy. Uses of cash in
1996 also included payments on collateralized mortgage obligations of $17.3
million, the funds for which were provided by receipts on mortgage-backed
securities, and $16.1 million of cash dividend payments. Partially offsetting
these uses of cash were proceeds of $124.4 million from the issuance of 9 5/8%
senior subordinated notes. The Company's debt to capital ratio improved to 56.5%
in 1996 from 60.6% in 1995 despite substantial additional borrowings related to
the San Antonio acquisition and the non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived
assets.

In 1996, the Company sold its Canadian operations. Proceeds of $9.5 million
received from the sale of all of the issued and outstanding shares of the
Canadian subsidiary were used to reduce the Company's debt. The Company had been
slowly winding down its operations in Canada during the several years preceding
the sale, and the impact of the transaction on the Company's financial position
and results of operations was not significant.

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External sources of financing for the Company's construction activities include
its domestic unsecured revolving credit facility, other domestic and foreign
bank lines, third-party secured financings, and the public debt and equity
markets. Substantial unused lines of credit remain available for the Company's
future use, if required, principally through its domestic unsecured revolving
credit facility. On April 21, 1997, the Company entered into a $500 million
domestic unsecured revolving credit agreement (the "Revolving Credit Facility")
which provides for more favorable terms than the Company's prior credit
facility. The more favorable terms were made available to the Company largely
because of its improved operating results and a lower debt to total capital
ratio. The Revolving Credit Facility is comprised of a $400 million revolving
credit facility scheduled to expire on April 30, 2001 and a $100 million 364-day
revolving credit facility. Under the Revolving Credit Facility, $500 million
remained committed and $488.4 million was available for the Company's future use
at November 30, 1997. The Company's French subsidiaries have lines of credit
with various banks which totaled $63.2 million at November 30, 1997 and have
various committed expiration dates through September 1999. Under the Company's
French unsecured financing agreements, $54.2 million was available in the
aggregate at November 30, 1997.

Depending upon available terms and its negotiating leverage related to specific
market conditions, the Company also finances certain land acquisitions with
borrowings from land sellers and other third parties. At November 30, 1997, the
Company had outstanding seller-financed notes payable of $14.3 million secured
primarily by the underlying property which had a carrying value of $23.3
million.

On September 4, 1997, the Company completed the optional redemption of its $100
million principal amount of 10 3/8% senior notes due in 1999. The Company used
borrowings under its Revolving Credit Facility to retire the entire $100 million
of senior notes at 100% of the principal amount of the notes, together with
accrued and unpaid interest. On October 14, 1997, pursuant to its then-existing
universal shelf registration, the Company issued $175 million of 7 3/4% senior
notes at 100% of the principal amount of the notes. The notes, which are due
October 15, 2004 with interest payable semi-annually, represent unsecured
obligations of the Company and rank pari passu in right of payment with all
other senior unsecured indebtedness of the Company. The notes are not redeemable
by the Company prior to stated maturity. This offering resulted in the issuance
of all available securities under the Company's then-existing shelf
registration.

On December 5, 1997, the Company filed a new universal shelf registration
statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for up to $500 million of
the Company's debt and equity securities. This universal shelf registration
provides that securities may be offered from time to time in one or more series
and in the form of senior, senior subordinated or subordinated debt, preferred
stock, common stock, and/or warrants to purchase such securities. The
registration was declared effective on December 16, 1997, and no securities have
been issued thereunder.

The Company uses its capital resources primarily for land purchases, land
development and housing construction. The Company typically manages its
investments in land by purchasing property under options and other types of
conditional contracts whenever possible, and similarly controls its investment
in housing inventories by emphasizing the pre-sale of homes and carefully
managing the timing of the production process. During the 1990's, the Company's
inventories have become more geographically diverse, primarily through domestic
expansion outside of California. The Company continues to concentrate its
housing operations in desirable areas within targeted growth markets,
principally oriented toward entry-level purchasers.

The principal sources of liquidity for the Company's mortgage banking operations
are internally generated funds from the sales of mortgages and related servicing
rights. Mortgages originated by the mortgage banking operations are generally
sold in the secondary market within 60 days of origination. External sources of
financing for these operations include a $250 million revolving mortgage
warehouse agreement. On February 24, 1997, the Company's mortgage banking
subsidiary replaced its $120 million asset-backed commercial paper facility and
$100 million mortgage loan purchase and interim servicing agreement with a $250
million revolving mortgage warehouse agreement (the "Mortgage Warehouse
Facility"). The Mortgage Warehouse Facility, which expires on February 23, 2000,
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the facility and provides for interest at either the London Interbank Offered
Rate or the Federal Funds Rate plus an applicable spread on amounts borrowed.
The amount outstanding under the facility is secured by a borrowing base, which
includes certain mortgage loans held under commitment of sale and is repayable
from proceeds on the sales of first mortgages. There are no compensating balance
requirements under the facility. The terms of the Mortgage Warehouse Facility
include financial covenants and restrictions which, among other things, require
the maintenance of certain financial statement ratios and a minimum tangible net
worth. At November 30, 1997, the mortgage banking operations had $49.2 million
available for future use under the Mortgage Warehouse Facility.

Debt service on the Company's collateralized mortgage obligations is funded by
receipts from mortgage-backed securities. Such funds are expected to be adequate
to meet future debt-payment schedules for the collateralized mortgage
obligations and therefore these securities have virtually no impact on the
capital resources and liquidity of the mortgage banking operations.

The Company believes it has adequate resources and sufficient credit line
facilities to satisfy its current and reasonably anticipated future requirements
for funds to acquire capital assets and land, to construct homes, to fund its
mortgage banking operations, and to meet other needs of its business, both on a
short and long-term basis.

Impact of the Year 2000 Issue
The "year 2000 issue" refers to complications that may be caused by existing
computer hardware and software that were designed without consideration for the
upcoming change in the century. If not corrected, such programs may cause
computer systems to fail or to miscalculate data. To prevent any complications
related to the year 2000 issue, the Company has undertaken a project to modify
or replace portions of its existing hardware and software so that its computer
systems will function properly with respect to dates in the year 2000 and
thereafter. Management currently anticipates that the project will be completed
by the end of fiscal 1998, and that the year 2000 issue will not have a
materially adverse effect upon the Company's financial position or results of
operations.

Outlook
At November 30, 1997, the Company had outstanding sales contracts of 4,214 units
in residential backlog, representing aggregate future revenues of approximately
$666.7 million. These figures represented increases of 48.4% and 55.8%,
respectively, from the 2,839 units in residential backlog, representing
aggregate future revenues of $427.9 million, at year-end 1996. The
year-over-year increases resulted in part from the Company's substantial
progress on one of the principal tenets of the KB2000 business model,
emphasizing the pre-sale of homes. Substantially all homes included in the
year-end 1997 backlog are expected to be delivered during 1998; however,
cancellations could occur, particularly if market conditions deteriorate or
mortgage interest rates increase, thereby decreasing backlog and related future
revenues. For the first two months of the 1998 fiscal year, Company-wide net
orders were 1,932, reflecting an increase of 23.1% from the same period a year
ago.

In the United States, the Company's residential backlog at November 30, 1997
increased to $577.6 million on 3,606 units, up from $376.7 million on 2,610
units at year-end 1996. This 38.2% increase in unit backlog reflected higher
backlog from both California and other U.S. operations. In California, year-end
1997 backlog increased to $303.1 million on 1,316 units, compared to $180.5
million on 854 units at the prior year's end, while other U.S. residential unit
backlog rose to $274.6 million on 2,290 units from $196.2 million on 1,756
units. The Company's average number of active communities in California declined
in 1997 from the prior year. As a result, fourth quarter 1997 net orders in
California were flat compared to year earlier levels, and California order rates
during the first two months of the 1998 fiscal year declined 6.6% compared to
the same period of fiscal 1997. Net orders from other U.S. operations increased
41.3% to 1,368 units in the fourth quarter of 1997, up from 968 units in the
fourth quarter of 1996 as a result of the Company's continued expansion in these
markets. Other U.S. net orders for the first two months of fiscal 1998 increased
29.5% compared to the same period of fiscal 1997.

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In France, residential backlog at November 30, 1997 totaled $82.8 million on 586
units, up from $47.6 million on 215 units at year-end 1996. This 172.6% increase
in unit backlog primarily resulted from the Company's acquisition of SMCI, as
well as generally improving market conditions. These factors also boosted net
orders in the fourth quarter of 1997, which rose 92.1% compared to the
year-earlier period, to 513 units from 267 units. In the first two months of
fiscal 1998, net orders in France improved 210.0% compared to the same period a
year ago. The value of the backlog associated with the Company's French
commercial development activities declined to approximately $5.1 million at
November 30, 1997 from $8.9 million at year-end 1996, reflecting a reduced level
of activity.

In Mexico, residential backlog at November 30, 1997 totaled $6.3 million on 22
units, up from $3.6 million on 14 units at year-end 1996. Net orders in the
fourth quarter of 1997 increased to 13 units from 5 units in 1996. In the first
two months of fiscal 1998, net orders in Mexico rose 125.0% compared to the same
period a year ago.

As a result of continued domestic expansion outside of California, 54.4% of the
Company's domestic deliveries were generated from other U.S. operations in 1997,
compared to 45.4% in 1996. In response to persistently weak conditions for new
housing and general recessionary trends in California during the first half of
the 1990's, the Company has diversified its business through aggressive
expansion into other western states. Although market conditions appear to have
improved in many markets within California (particularly in Northern
California), the Company remains selective in its land investments in the state
while focusing on improving gross margins, reducing overhead expenses and
maximizing rates of return. The Company is cautiously optimistic that improving
economic trends statewide will soon lead to stronger housing markets in other
areas of the state.

The Company's domestic operations outside of California experienced continued
growth in 1997, with the Company delivering its first homes in Austin, Texas.
This new source of deliveries combined with the first full year of San Antonio
operations and the continued maturation of non-California operations resulted in
a 31.4% increase in other U.S. deliveries in 1997 compared to the prior year.
The Company expects to continue to actively seek additional opportunities for
non-California domestic expansion in future years, in both existing and new
markets, through either de novo entry or the acquisition of existing businesses.

The French housing market improved modestly in 1997 from the prior year, which
was marked by lingering high unemployment and other recessionary factors. The
Company anticipates increases in deliveries from its French housing operations
in 1998 in line with the nation's modestly improving economy and as a result of
its mid-1997 acquisition of SMCI developments. The Company's French commercial
activities are likely to remain at or below 1997 levels, reflecting persistently
poor conditions in the French commercial market and the Company's strategy to
focus on its residential development business.

Mexico's economy has also shown signs of recovering from the country's recent
deep recession brought about by the devaluation of the peso. Nevertheless,
economic and political conditions remain unsettled and the Company continues to
closely monitor its level of activity and the desirability of expanding its
market presence there.

The Company continues to benefit in all of its operations from the strength of
its capital position, which has allowed it to finance expansion, re-engineer
product lines and diversify into new homebuilding markets during the 1990's.
Secure access to capital at competitive rates should enable the Company to
continue to grow and expand in 1998. The Company's capital position has helped
enable it to maintain overall profitability during troubled economic times in
California and France, its two primary markets at the outset of the decade. As a
result of its geographic diversification, the disciplines of the KB2000 business
model and a strong capital position, the Company believes it has established
strategies to help maximize future performance under both robust and difficult
market conditions.

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The Company plans during 1998 to continue to maintain its focus on the two
strategic initiatives it established for 1997 -- acceleration of the Company's
growth and the implementation of its KB2000 business model.

In 1998 the Company's first strategic goal, which involves accelerated growth,
is planned to occur both in certain existing markets as well as new market
entry. The Company has identified certain existing domestic markets as
candidates for accelerated growth programs due to their strength, size and
ability to generate returns which meet or exceed Company objectives. In the
markets specifically identified for growth, the Company has set a goal that
aggregate 1999 deliveries will approximately double from comparable 1996
delivery levels. In addition, the Company plans to enter new markets
(particularly in Texas and other western states) and achieve modest growth in
existing markets such that, in aggregate, the Company has established a goal of
delivering in excess of 16,000 units Company-wide in 1999. Growth in both new
and existing markets is expected to be supplemented by strategic acquisitions
from time to time.

The Company's second strategic goal involves the continued development and
implementation of the KB2000 business model in 1998. This business model
emphasizes efficiencies generated from a more process-driven, systematic
approach to homebuilding and also focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of
customer interests and needs. KB2000 is comprised of ten key elements: knowing
the buyer, determining which customers to target, buying land consistent with
targeted customers, designing homes to meet customer needs through providing a
wide array of choice, pricing below immediate competitors on a price per square
foot basis, emphasizing even flow production, establishing large backlogs
through pre-sale of homes, focusing on quality, partnering with third-party
brokers and offering integrated mortgage loan financing. The Company made
significant progress in implementing the KB2000 business model in 1997 by, among
other things, focusing on a pre-sale and backlog building strategy, developing
and implementing a rigorous and detailed customer survey program and opening new
KB2000 communities and new home showrooms. As expected, the Company's focus on
KB2000 initiatives in 1997 resulted in both higher year-end backlog levels and
an increase in the percentage of homes sold to homes in production (67% at
November 30, 1997 compared to 44% at November 30, 1996). In addition, the
Company's backlog ratio rose to 130.8% at the end of 1997 from 115.8% at the end
of 1996 (Backlog ratio is defined as the ratio of beginning backlog to actual
deliveries in the succeeding quarter). The Company believes that the continued
implementation of the KB2000 business model will result in further improvement
in its operating margin, particularly as the proportion of deliveries from
KB2000 communities increases. In addition, the Company expects the KB2000 model
to enhance its ability to achieve profit performance that is more predictable,
consistent and sustainable.

Entering 1998, the Company is well positioned to take advantage of favorable
economic conditions for homebuilders, particularly the current low mortgage
interest rates available across the United States and France and the low
unemployment rates in most of its domestic markets. Assuming stable or improving
business conditions, employment levels, interest rates, weather conditions and
consumer confidence in its major markets, the Company believes that continued
focus on its two primary strategic initiatives should result in rising delivery
volumes from a higher average number of active communities and improved
operating income in 1998 compared to 1997. In addition, benefits from the
continued implementation of these two initiatives should provide long-term
sustainable improvement throughout the Company's operations, boosting earnings
per share and return on investment in 1998 and beyond.

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Impact of Inflation
The Company's business is significantly affected by general economic conditions,
particularly by inflation and the generally associated adverse effect on
interest rates. Although inflation rates have been low in recent years, rising
inflation would likely impact the Company's revenues and earning power by
reducing demand for homes as a result of correspondingly higher interest rates.
In periods of high inflation, the rising costs of land, construction, labor,
interest and administrative expenses have often been recoverable through
increased selling prices, although this has not always been possible because of
high mortgage interest rates and competitive factors in the marketplace. In
recent years, inflation has had no significant adverse impact on the Company, as
average annual cost increases have not exceeded the average rate of inflation.

                                    *  *  *
Investors are cautioned that certain statements contained in this document, as
well as some statements by the Company in periodic press releases and some oral
statements by Company officials to securities analysts and stockholders during
presentations about the Company, are "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act").
Statements which are predictive in nature, which depend upon or refer to future
events or conditions, or which include words such as "expects", "anticipates",
"intends", "plans", "believes", "estimates", "hopes", and similar expressions
constitute forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements concerning
future financial performance (including future revenues, earnings or growth
rates), ongoing business strategies or prospects, and possible future Company
actions, which may be provided by management are also forward-looking statements
as defined by the Act. Forward-looking statements are based on current
expectations and projections about future events and are subject to risks,
uncertainties, and assumptions about the Company, economic and market factors
and the homebuilding industry, among other things. These statements are not
guaranties of future performance, and the Company has no specific intention to
update these statements.

Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or
forecasted in forward-looking statements made by the Company or Company
officials due to a number of factors. The principal important risk factors that
could cause the Company's actual performance and future events and actions to
differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not
limited to, changes in general economic conditions either nationally or in
regions where the Company operates or may commence operations, employment growth
or unemployment rates, lumber or other key homebuilding material prices, labor
costs, home mortgage interest rates, currency exchange rates as they affect the
Company's operations in France or Mexico, consumer confidence, and government
regulation or restrictions on real estate development, costs and effects of
unanticipated legal or administrative proceedings and capital or credit market
conditions affecting the Company's cost of capital; the availability and cost of
land in desirable areas and conditions in the overall homebuilding market in the
Company's geographic markets (including the historic cyclicality of the
industry); as well as seasonality, competition, population growth, property
taxes, and unanticipated delays in the Company's operations.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                      Years Ended November 30,
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
In thousands, except per share amounts                                         1997              1996              1995
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
<S>                                                                        <C>               <C>               <C>        
TOTAL REVENUES                                                             $ 1,876,271       $ 1,785,905       $ 1,396,526
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
CONSTRUCTION:
   Revenues                                                                $ 1,843,614       $ 1,754,147       $ 1,366,866
   Construction and land costs                                              (1,512,766)       (1,435,081)       (1,119,405)
   Selling, general and administrative expenses                               (229,097)         (220,387)         (181,930)
   Non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived assets                                          (170,757)
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
      Operating income (loss)                                                  101,751           (72,078)           65,531
   Interest income                                                               5,078             2,666             2,140
   Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized                                (29,829)          (36,691)          (27,501)
   Minority interests in pretax income of consolidated joint ventures             (425)             (233)             (584)
   Equity in pretax loss of unconsolidated joint ventures                          (53)           (2,148)           (3,475)
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
   Construction pretax income (loss)                                            76,522          (108,484)           36,111
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------

MORTGAGE BANKING:
   Revenues:
      Interest income                                                           13,303            14,594            15,555
      Other                                                                     19,354            17,164            14,105
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
                                                                                32,657            31,758            29,660
   Expenses:
      Interest                                                                 (12,699)          (13,462)          (14,821)
      General and administrative                                                (5,450)           (5,556)           (5,491)
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
      Mortgage banking pretax income                                            14,508            12,740             9,348
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
Total pretax income (loss)                                                      91,030           (95,744)           45,459
Income taxes                                                                   (32,800)           34,500           (16,400)
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
NET INCOME (LOSS)                                                          $    58,230       $   (61,244)      $    29,059
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE                                                  $      1.45       $     (1.54)      $       .73
                                                                           -----------------------------------------------
</TABLE>

See accompanying notes.

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                                   November 30,
                                                                                          -----------------------------
In thousands, except shares                                                                   1997              1996
                                                                                          -----------------------------
<S>                                                                                       <C>               <C>        
ASSETS

CONSTRUCTION:
   Cash and cash equivalents                                                              $    66,343       $     4,723
   Trade and other receivables                                                                169,988           107,037
   Inventories                                                                                790,243           780,302
   Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures                                                 6,338             8,312
   Goodwill                                                                                    31,283            39,356
   Other assets                                                                                69,666            60,429
                                                                                          -----------------------------
                                                                                            1,133,861         1,000,159
                                                                                          -----------------------------
MORTGAGE BANKING:
   Cash and cash equivalents                                                                    1,899             5,058
   Receivables:
      First mortgages and mortgage-backed securities                                           71,976            81,536
      First mortgages held under commitment of sale and other receivables                     208,254           153,459
   Other assets                                                                                 3,001             3,282
                                                                                          -----------------------------
                                                                                              285,130           243,335
                                                                                          -----------------------------
TOTAL ASSETS                                                                              $ 1,418,991       $ 1,243,494
                                                                                          -----------------------------
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

CONSTRUCTION:
   Accounts payable                                                                       $   163,646       $   151,791
   Accrued expenses and other liabilities                                                     105,376            96,986
   Mortgages and notes payable                                                                496,869           442,629
                                                                                          -----------------------------
                                                                                              765,891           691,406
                                                                                          -----------------------------
MORTGAGE BANKING:
   Accounts payable and accrued expenses                                                        7,300             7,481
   Notes payable                                                                              200,828           134,956
   Collateralized mortgage obligations secured by mortgage-backed securities                   60,058            68,381
                                                                                          -----------------------------
                                                                                              268,186           210,818
                                                                                          -----------------------------
Minority interests in consolidated joint ventures                                               1,858               920
                                                                                          -----------------------------
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
   Preferred stock--$1.00 par value; authorized, 10,000,000 shares: none outstanding
   Common stock--$1.00 par value; authorized, 100,000,000 shares; 38,996,769 and
      38,827,586 shares outstanding at November 30, 1997 and 1996, respectively                38,997            38,828
   Paid-in capital                                                                            186,086           183,801
   Retained earnings                                                                          159,960           113,398
   Cumulative foreign currency translation adjustments                                         (1,987)            4,323
                                                                                          -----------------------------
      TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                                                              383,056           340,350
                                                                                          -----------------------------
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                                                $ 1,418,991       $ 1,243,494
                                                                                          -----------------------------
</TABLE>


See accompanying notes.


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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>


                                                      Years Ended November 30, 1997, 1996 and 1995
                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   SERIES B
                                  CONVERTIBLE                                            FOREIGN       TOTAL
                                   PREFERRED     COMMON      PAID-IN       RETAINED      CURRENCY   STOCKHOLDERS'
In thousands                         STOCK        STOCK      CAPITAL       EARNINGS     TRANSLATION    EQUITY
                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                                <C>         <C>         <C>           <C>              <C>      <C>     
Balance at November 30, 1994         $1,300      $32,378     $188,970      $181,282         $817     $404,747
Net income                                                                   29,059                    29,059
Dividends on Series B convertible
   preferred stock                                                           (9,880)                   (9,880)
Dividends on common stock                                                    (9,712)                   (9,712)
Exercise of employee stock options                    17          103                                     120
Cancellation of restricted stock                     (48)        (234)                                   (282)
Foreign currency translation
   adjustments                                                                             1,426        1,426
                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance at November 30, 1995          1,300       32,347      188,839       190,749        2,243      415,478
                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net loss                                                                    (61,244)                  (61,244)
Dividends on Series B convertible
   preferred stock                                                           (4,940)                   (4,940)
Dividends on common stock                                                   (11,167)                  (11,167)
Conversion of Series B convertible
   preferred stock                   (1,300)       6,500       (5,200)
Exercise of employee stock options                    37          390                                     427
Cancellation of restricted stock                     (56)        (228)                                   (284)
Foreign currency translation
   adjustments                                                                             2,080        2,080
                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance at November 30, 1996                      38,828      183,801       113,398        4,323      340,350
                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net income                                                                   58,230                    58,230
Dividends on common stock                                                   (11,668)                  (11,668)
Exercise of employee stock options                   169        2,285                                   2,454
Foreign currency translation
   adjustments                                                                            (6,310)      (6,310)
                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance at November 30, 1997              $      $38,997     $186,086      $159,960      $(1,987)    $383,056
                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>



See accompanying notes.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                           Years Ended November 30,
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
In thousands                                                                          1997           1996           1995
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
<S>                                                                                <C>            <C>            <C>      
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
   Net income (loss)                                                               $  58,230      $ (61,244)     $  29,059
   Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided (used) by
      operating activities:
         Equity in pretax loss of unconsolidated joint ventures                           53          2,148          3,475
         Minority interests in pretax income of consolidated joint ventures              425            233            584
         Amortization of discounts and issuance costs                                  2,341          1,510          1,765
         Depreciation and amortization                                                11,860         10,819          6,274
         Provision for deferred income taxes                                          (5,028)       (41,208)        (6,925)
         Non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived assets                                        170,757
         Change in assets and liabilities, net of effects from purchase of San
            Antonio operations:
               Receivables                                                          (118,123)        36,572        (14,664)
               Inventories                                                             5,157        232,871        (80,317)
               Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities               20,064        (21,918)        26,680
               Other, net                                                             (4,023)           244        (18,801)
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
Net cash provided (used) by operating activities                                     (29,044)       330,784        (52,870)
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
   Acquisition of San Antonio operations, net of cash acquired                                      (80,556)
   Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures                                        1,921         (7,644)           685
   Net sales (originations) of mortgages held for long-term investment                   164           (996)          (253)
   Payments received on first mortgages and mortgage-backed securities                 9,988         18,069         13,786
   Other, net                                                                         (5,917)        (2,799)        (4,252)
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
Net cash provided (used) by investing activities                                       6,156        (73,926)         9,966
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
   Net proceeds from (payments on) credit agreements and other
      short-term borrowings                                                           37,900       (325,323)        92,358
   Proceeds from issuance of senior subordinated notes                                              124,406
   Proceeds from issuance of senior notes                                            172,182
   Payments on collateralized mortgage obligations                                    (9,531)       (17,309)       (13,296)
   Payments on mortgages, land contracts and other loans                              (8,047)       (53,894)       (28,055)
   Redemption of senior notes                                                       (100,000)
   Payments from (to) minority interests in consolidated joint ventures                  513         (2,232)            63
   Payments of cash dividends                                                        (11,668)       (16,107)       (19,592)
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
Net cash provided (used) for financing activities                                     81,349       (290,459)        31,478
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents                                  58,461        (33,601)       (11,426)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year                                         9,781         43,382         54,808
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year                                           $  68,242      $   9,781      $  43,382
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
   Interest paid, net of amounts capitalized                                       $  43,559      $  52,063      $  42,032
   Income taxes paid                                                                  29,982          5,093         17,275
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF NONCASH ACTIVITIES:
   Cost of inventories acquired through seller financing                           $  15,098      $  16,977      $  36,149
                                                                                  -----------------------------------------
</TABLE>

See accompanying notes.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


OPERATIONS Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation (the "Company") is a regional
builder of single-family homes with domestic operations throughout the western
United States, and international operations in France and Mexico. In France, the
Company is also a developer of commercial and high-density residential projects.
Through its mortgage banking subsidiary, Kaufman and Broad Mortgage Company, the
Company provides mortgage banking services to its domestic homebuyers.


BASIS OF PRESENTATION The consolidated financial statements include the accounts
of the Company and all significant majority-owned or controlled subsidiaries and
joint ventures. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated.
Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures in which the Company has less than
a controlling interest are accounted for using the equity method.


USE OF ESTIMATES The financial statements have been prepared in conformity with
generally accepted accounting principles and, as such, include amounts based on
informed estimates and judgements of management. Actual results could differ
from these estimates.


CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS The Company considers all highly liquid debt
instruments and other short-term investments purchased with a maturity of three
months or less to be cash equivalents. As of November 30, 1997 and 1996, the
Company's cash equivalents totaled $70,365,000 and $6,286,000, respectively.


CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS Housing and other real estate sales are recognized when
all conditions precedent to closing have been fulfilled. In France, sales of
apartments, condominiums and commercial buildings to buyers are recognized using
the percentage of completion method which is generally based on costs incurred
as a percentage of estimated total costs of individual projects. Revenues
recognized in excess of amounts billed are classified as receivables. Amounts
received from buyers in excess of revenues recognized, if any, are classified as
other liabilities.

Construction and land costs are comprised of direct and allocated costs,
including estimated future costs for warranties and amenities. Land, land
improvements and other common costs are generally allocated equally to units
within a parcel or subdivision. Land and land development costs generally
include related interest and property taxes incurred until development is
substantially completed or deliveries have begun within a subdivision.

The Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 121,
"Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for Long-Lived Assets to
Be Disposed Of" ("SFAS No. 121"), in the second quarter of 1996. Prior to the
adoption of SFAS No. 121, inventories were stated at the lower of cost or
estimated net realizable value for each parcel or subdivision. Under the new
standard, inventories to be held and used are stated at cost unless a parcel or
subdivision is determined to be impaired, in which case the impaired inventories
are written down to fair value. Write-downs of impaired inventories are recorded
as adjustments to the cost basis of the inventory.

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net
assets acquired and is amortized by the Company over periods ranging from five
to seven years using the straight-line method. Accumulated amortization was
$16,547,000 and $8,836,000 at November 30, 1997 and 1996, respectively. In the
event that facts and circumstances indicate that the carrying value of goodwill
may be impaired, an evaluation of recoverability would be performed. If an
evaluation is required, the estimated future undiscounted cash flows associated
with the goodwill would be compared to its carrying amount to determine if a
write-down to fair value or discounted cash flow is required.


CHARGE FOR IMPAIRMENT OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS In 1996, the Company decided to
accelerate the disposition of certain real estate assets in order to help
effectuate the Company's strategies to improve its overall return on investment,

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restore financial leverage to targeted levels, and position the Company for
continued geographic expansion. In addition, in 1996, the Company substantially
eliminated its prior practice of investing in long term development projects in
order to reduce the operating risk associated with such projects. The
accelerated disposition of long term development assets caused certain assets,
primarily inventories and investments in unconsolidated joint ventures in
California and France, to be identified as being impaired and to be written
down. Certain of the Company's California properties were impacted by the
charge, while none of its non-California domestic properties were affected. The
Company's non-California domestic properties were not affected since they were
not held for long term development and were expected to be economically
successful such that they were determined not to be impaired.

Based on the Company's evaluation of impaired assets, a non-cash write-down of
$170,757,000 ($109,257,000, net of income taxes) was recorded in the second
quarter of 1996 to state the impaired assets at their fair values. The fair
values established were based on various methods, including discounted cash flow
projections, appraisals and evaluations of comparable market prices, as
appropriate. The inventories affected by the charge primarily consisted of land
which was not under active development and the charge did not have a material
effect on gross margins in the balance of 1996 or in 1997.

The write-down for impairment of long-lived assets was calculated in accordance
with the requirements of SFAS No. 121 but was not necessitated by implementation
of this standard. Had the Company not adopted SFAS No. 121, a substantial
write-down would have nonetheless been recorded. SFAS No. 121 requires that
long-lived assets be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in
circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be
recoverable, and requires impairment losses to be recorded on long-lived assets
when indicators of impairment are present and the undiscounted cash flows
estimated to be generated by those assets are less than the assets' carrying
amount.

Under the standard, when an impairment write-down is required, the related
assets are adjusted to their estimated fair value. Fair value for purposes of
SFAS No. 121 is deemed to be the amount a willing buyer would pay a willing
seller for such property in a current transaction, that is, other than in a
forced or liquidation sale. This is a change from the previous accounting
standard which required homebuilders to carry real estate assets at the lower of
cost or net realizable value.

The estimation process involved in determining if assets have been impaired and
in the determination of fair value is inherently uncertain since it requires
estimates of current market yields as well as future events and conditions. Such
future events and conditions include economic and market conditions, as well as
the availability of suitable financing to fund development and construction
activities. The realization of the estimates applied to the Company's real
estate projects is dependent upon future uncertain events and conditions and,
accordingly, the actual timing and amounts realized by the Company may be
materially different from the estimated fair values as described herein.


MORTGAGE BANKING OPERATIONS First mortgages and mortgage-backed securities
consist of securities held for long-term investment and are valued at amortized
cost. First mortgages held under commitment of sale are valued at the lower of
aggregate cost or market. Market is principally based on public market
quotations or outstanding commitments obtained from investors to purchase first
mortgages receivable.

Principal and interest payments received on mortgage-backed securities are
invested in short-term securities maturing on the next debt service date of the
collateralized mortgage obligations for which the securities are held as
collateral. Such payments are restricted to the payment of the debt service on
the collateralized mortgage obligations.


INCOME TAXES Income taxes are provided for at rates applicable in the countries
in which the income is earned. Provision is made currently for United States
federal income taxes on earnings of foreign subsidiaries which are not expected
to be reinvested indefinitely.

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EARNINGS PER SHARE The computation of earnings per share is based on the
weighted average number of common shares, equivalent Series B Convertible
Preferred Shares and common share equivalents outstanding during each year. All
of the Series B Convertible Preferred Shares were converted into shares of the
Company's common stock on April 1, 1996, the mandatory conversion date. Prior to
their conversion, the Series B Convertible Preferred Shares were considered
common stock due to their being subject to mandatory conversion into common
stock, and the related dividends were not deducted from net income for purposes
of calculating earnings per share. Common share equivalents include dilutive
stock options using the treasury stock method. Earnings per share were based on
the weighted average number of common shares, equivalent Series B Convertible
Preferred Shares and common share equivalents outstanding of 40,058,000 in 1997,
39,763,000 in 1996 and 39,757,000 in 1995.

If, for purposes of calculating earnings per share, the Series B Convertible
Preferred Shares were excluded from the weighted average shares outstanding and
the related dividends deducted from net income, the computation would have
resulted in a loss per share of $1.76 in 1996 and earnings per share of $.58 in
1995. This computation is not applicable for 1997 due to the conversion of the
Series B Convertible Preferred Shares into common stock in 1996.


RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS In February 1997, the Financial Accounting
Standards Board issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 128,
"Earnings per Share" ("SFAS No. 128"), which simplifies existing computational
guidelines, revises disclosure requirements, and increases the comparability of
earnings per share on an international basis. Under the computational guidance
provided in SFAS No. 128, the Company's basic earnings per share for the years
ended November 30, 1997 and 1995 would have been $1.50 and $.59, respectively,
and its diluted earnings per share would have been $1.45 and $.58, respectively.
For the year ended November 30, 1996, both the Company's basic loss per share
and diluted loss per share would have been $1.80. SFAS No. 128 is effective for
periods ending after December 15, 1997 and requires restatement of all prior
period earnings per share data presented. The Company will adopt SFAS No. 128 in
its first quarter of fiscal year 1998.

In June 1997, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Statement of
Financial Accounting Standards No. 130, "Reporting Comprehensive Income" ("SFAS
No. 130"), which establishes standards for reporting and display of
comprehensive income and its components (revenues, expenses, gains and losses)
in a full set of general-purpose financial statements. The Company will adopt
SFAS No. 130 in its fiscal year 1999.

In June 1997, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Statement of
Financial Accounting Standards No. 131, "Disclosure about Segments of an
Enterprise and Related Information" ("SFAS No. 131"), which changes the way
public companies report information about operating segments. SFAS No. 131,
which is based on the management approach to segment reporting, establishes
requirements to report selected segment information quarterly and to report
entity-wide disclosures about products and services, major customers, and the
material countries in which the entity holds assets and reports revenues. The
Company will adopt SFAS No. 131 in its fiscal year 1999.


RECLASSIFICATIONS Certain amounts in the consolidated financial statements of
prior years have been reclassified to conform to the 1997 presentation.

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NOTE 2. Acquisition
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

On March 1, 1996, the Company acquired San Antonio, Texas-based Rayco, Ltd. and
affiliates (the "San Antonio operations") for a total purchase price of
approximately $104,500,000, including cash used to pay off certain assumed debt.
The acquisition was financed through borrowings under the Company's revolving
credit agreement. The total purchase price for the San Antonio operations was
based on the net assets of the entities purchased and the assumption of certain
debt. The acquisition was accounted for as a purchase with the results of
operations of the acquired entities included in the Company's consolidated
financial statements as of the date of acquisition. The purchase price was
allocated based on estimated fair values at the date of acquisition. The excess
of the purchase price over the fair value of net assets acquired was $32,274,000
and is being amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of seven years.

The following unaudited pro forma information presents a summary of consolidated
results of operations of the Company and the San Antonio operations as if the
acquisition had occurred as of December 1, 1994, with pro forma adjustments to
give effect to amortization of goodwill, interest expense on acquisition debt
and certain other adjustments, together with related income tax effects. The pro
forma results below for the year ended November 30, 1996 are presented both
before and after the $170,757,000 non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived
assets.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                          Years Ended November 30,
                                            --------------------------------------------------
                                                         1996
                                            -------------------------------
                                               After              Before
                                              Non-cash           Non-cash
In thousands, except per share amounts         Charge              Charge              1995
                                            --------------------------------------------------
<S>                                         <C>                 <C>                <C>        
Total revenues                              $ 1,850,329         $ 1,850,329        $ 1,634,574
Total pretax income (loss)                      (92,740)             78,017             57,625
Net income (loss)                               (59,440)             49,817             36,825
Earnings (loss) per share                         (1.49)               1.25                .93
                                            --------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>


This pro forma financial information is presented for informational purposes
only and is not necessarily indicative of the operating results that would have
occurred had the acquisition of the San Antonio operations been consummated as
of December 1, 1994, nor are they necessarily indicative of future operating
results.

NOTE 3. Receivables
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


CONSTRUCTION Trade receivables amounted to $42,591,000 and $28,368,000 at
November 30, 1997 and 1996, respectively. Included in these amounts are unbilled
receivables due from buyers on French apartment, condominium and commercial
building sales accounted for using the percentage of completion method, totaling
$13,160,000 at November 30, 1997 and $6,444,000 at November 30, 1996. The buyers
are contractually obligated to remit payments against their unbilled balances.
Other receivables of $127,397,000 at November 30, 1997 and $78,669,000 at
November 30, 1996 included mortgages receivable, escrow deposits and amounts due
from municipalities and utility companies.

At November 30, 1997 and 1996, receivables were net of allowances for doubtful
accounts of $5,728,000 and $3,773,000, respectively.

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MORTGAGE BANKING First mortgages and mortgage-backed securities consisted of
loans of $8,019,000 at November 30, 1997 and $8,184,000 at November 30, 1996 and
mortgage-backed securities of $63,957,000 and $73,352,000 at November 30, 1997
and 1996, respectively. The mortgage-backed securities serve as collateral for
related collateralized mortgage obligations. The property covered by the
mortgages underlying the mortgage-backed securities are single-family
residences. Issuers of the mortgage-backed securities are the Government
National Mortgage Association and Fannie Mae. The first mortgages and
mortgage-backed securities bore interest at an average rate of 8 1/2% at both
November 30, 1997 and 1996 (with rates ranging from 7% to 12% in 1997 and 1996).

First mortgages and mortgage-backed securities were net of discounts and
premiums of $1,371,000 at November 30, 1997 and $2,490,000 at November 30, 1996.
These discounts and premiums, which primarily represent loan origination
discount points and acquisition price discounts or premiums, are deferred as an
adjustment to the carrying value of the related first mortgages and
mortgage-backed securities and amortized into interest income using the interest
method.

The Company's mortgage-backed securities held for long-term investment have been
classified as held-to-maturity and are stated at amortized cost, adjusted for
amortization of discounts and premiums to maturity. Such amortization is
included in interest income. The total gross unrealized gains and gross
unrealized losses on the mortgage-backed securities were $4,782,000 and $0,
respectively at November 30, 1997 and $4,391,000 and $0, respectively at
November 30, 1996.

First mortgages held under commitment of sale and other receivables consisted of
first mortgages held under commitment of sale of $203,113,000 at November 30,
1997 and $147,619,000 at November 30, 1996 and other receivables of $5,141,000
and $5,840,000 at November 30, 1997 and 1996, respectively. The first mortgages
held under commitment of sale bore interest at an average rate of 7 1/3% and
7 3/4% at November 30, 1997 and 1996, respectively. The balance in first
mortgages held under commitment of sale and other receivables fluctuates
significantly during the year and typically reaches its highest level at
quarter-ends, corresponding with the Company's home and mortgage delivery
activity.


NOTE 4. Inventories
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Inventories consisted of the following:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              November 30,
                                                       -------------------------
In thousands                                             1997             1996
                                                       -------------------------
<S>                                                    <C>              <C>     
Homes, lots and improvements in production             $605,227         $646,069
Land under development                                  185,016          134,233
                                                       -------------------------
   Total inventories                                   $790,243         $780,302
                                                       -------------------------
</TABLE>


Land under development primarily consists of parcels on which 50% or less of
estimated development costs have been incurred.

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The impact of capitalizing interest costs on consolidated pretax income is as
follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                        Years Ended November 30,
                                                 ---------------------------------------
In thousands                                       1997           1996           1995
                                                 ---------------------------------------
<S>                                              <C>            <C>            <C>     
Interest incurred                                $ 52,468       $ 63,628       $ 64,629
Interest expensed                                 (29,829)       (36,691)       (27,501)
                                                 ---------------------------------------
Interest capitalized                               22,639         26,937         37,128
Interest amortized                                (25,480)       (24,893)       (18,508)
                                                 ---------------------------------------
   Net impact on consolidated pretax income      $ (2,841)      $  2,044       $ 18,620
                                                 ---------------------------------------
</TABLE>


NOTE 5. Investments in Unconsolidated Joint Ventures
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Company participates in a number of joint ventures in which it has less than
a controlling interest. These joint ventures are based primarily in New Mexico
and France and are engaged in the development, construction and sale of
residential properties and commercial projects. Combined condensed financial
information concerning the Company's unconsolidated joint venture activities
follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                            November 30,
                                                     ---------------------------
In thousands                                           1997               1996
                                                     ---------------------------
<S>                                                  <C>                <C>     
Cash                                                 $  3,376           $  5,449
Receivables                                             7,532              6,112
Inventories                                            18,421            121,802
Other assets                                              183                168
                                                     ---------------------------
   Total assets                                      $ 29,512           $133,531
                                                     ---------------------------
Mortgages and notes payable                          $  4,528           $116,477
Other liabilities                                       5,549              8,583
Equity of:
   The Company                                          6,338              8,312
   Others                                              13,097                159
                                                     ---------------------------
   Total liabilities and equity                      $ 29,512           $133,531
                                                     ---------------------------
</TABLE>

The joint ventures finance land and inventory investments primarily through a
variety of borrowing arrangements. The Company typically does not guarantee
these financing arrangements.

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                     Years Ended November 30,
                                            -----------------------------------------
In thousands                                  1997            1996            1995
                                            -----------------------------------------
<S>                                         <C>             <C>             <C>     
Revenues                                    $ 98,183        $  6,678        $ 33,917
Cost of sales                                (94,901)         (8,232)        (49,289)
Other expenses, net                           (6,147)        (13,207)         (5,108)
                                            -----------------------------------------
   Total pretax loss                        $ (2,865)       $(14,761)       $(20,480)
                                            -----------------------------------------
   The Company's share of pretax loss       $    (53)       $ (2,148)       $ (3,475)
                                            -----------------------------------------
</TABLE>

The Company's share of pretax loss includes management fees earned from the
unconsolidated joint ventures.


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NOTE 6. Mortgages and Notes Payable
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CONSTRUCTION Mortgages and notes payable consisted of the following (interest
rates are as of November 30):

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                           November 30,
                                                                                     ----------------------
In thousands                                                                            1997         1996
                                                                                     ----------------------
<S>                                                                                  <C>           <C>  
Unsecured domestic borrowings with banks due within one year (6 5/8% in 1996)                      $30,400 
Unsecured French borrowings (4% to 5 3/8% in 1997 and 4 1/10% to 4 1/2%  in 1996)      $9,045        6,617 
Mortgages and land contracts due to land sellers and other loans 
  (8 1/10% to 11% in 1997 and 7% to 30 7/10% in 1996)                                  14,294        7,243
Senior notes due 1999 at 10 3/8%                                                                   100,000
Senior notes due 2004 at 7 3/4%                                                       175,000
Senior subordinated notes due 2003 at 9 3/8%                                          174,085      173,961
Senior subordinated notes due 2006 at 9 5/8%                                          124,445      124,408
                                                                                     ----------------------
   Total mortgages and notes payable                                                 $496,869     $442,629
                                                                                     ----------------------
</TABLE>


On April 21, 1997, the Company entered into a $500,000,000 domestic unsecured
revolving credit agreement (the "Revolving Credit Facility") with various banks.
The Revolving Credit Facility is comprised of a $400,000,000 revolving credit
facility scheduled to expire on April 30, 2001 and a $100,000,000 364-day
revolving credit facility. Upon expiration, the $100,000,000 revolving credit
facility is renewable at the lenders' option or may be converted, at the
Company's option, to a term loan expiring on April 30, 2001. Under the Revolving
Credit Facility, $500,000,000 remained committed and $488,361,000 was available
for the Company's future use at November 30, 1997. The Revolving Credit Facility
provides for interest on borrowings at either the applicable bank reference rate
or the London Interbank Offered Rate plus an applicable spread and an annual
commitment fee based on the unused portion of the commitment.

Under the terms of the Revolving Credit Facility, the Company is required, among
other things, to maintain certain financial statement ratios and a minimum net
worth and is subject to limitations on acquisitions, inventories and
indebtedness. Under the conditions of the agreement, retained earnings of
$54,703,000 were available for payment of cash dividends or stock repurchases at
November 30, 1997.

The Company's French subsidiaries have lines of credit with various banks which
totaled $63,231,000 at November 30, 1997 and have various committed expiration
dates through September 1999. These lines of credit provide for interest on
borrowings at either the French Federal Funds Rate or the Paris Interbank
Offered Rate plus an applicable spread.

The weighted average interest rate on aggregate unsecured borrowings, excluding
the senior and senior subordinated notes, was 4 3/10% and 6 2/10% at November
30, 1997 and 1996, respectively.

On April 26, 1993, the Company issued $175,000,000 principal amount of 9 3/8%
senior subordinated notes at 99.202%. The notes are due May 1, 2003 with
interest payable semi-annually. The notes represent unsecured obligations of the
Company and are subordinated to all existing and future senior indebtedness of
the Company. The Company may redeem the notes, in whole or in part, at any time
on or after May 1, 2000 at 100% of their principal amount.


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On October 29, 1996, the Company filed a universal shelf registration statement
(the "1996 Shelf Registration") with the Securities and Exchange Commission for
up to $300,000,000 of the Company's debt and equity securities. The Company's
previously outstanding shelf registration for debt securities in the amount of
$100,000,000 was subsumed within the 1996 Shelf Registration. On November 14,
1996, the Company utilized the 1996 Shelf Registration to issue $125,000,000 of
9 5/8% senior subordinated notes at 99.525%. The notes, which are due November
15, 2006 with interest payable semi-annually, represent unsecured obligations of
the Company and are subordinated to all existing and future senior indebtedness
of the Company. The notes are redeemable at the option of the Company, in whole
or in part, at 104.8125% of their principal amount beginning November 15, 2001,
and thereafter at prices declining annually to 100% on and after November 15,
2004.

On September 4, 1997, the Company completed the optional redemption of its
$100,000,000 principal amount of 10 3/8% senior notes due in 1999. The Company
used borrowings under its Revolving Credit Facility to retire the entire
$100,000,000 of senior notes at 100% of the principal amount of the notes,
together with accrued and unpaid interest.

On October 14, 1997, pursuant to the 1996 Shelf Registration, the Company issued
$175,000,000 of 7 3/4% senior notes at 100% of the principal amount of the
notes. The notes, which are due October 15, 2004 with interest payable
semi-annually, represent unsecured obligations of the Company and rank pari
passu in right of payment with all other senior unsecured indebtedness of the
Company. The notes are not redeemable by the Company prior to stated maturity.
This offering resulted in the issuance of all available securities under the
1996 Shelf Registration.

The 7 3/4% senior notes and 9 3/8% and 9 5/8% senior subordinated notes contain
certain restrictive covenants that, among other things, limit the ability of the
Company to incur additional indebtedness, pay dividends, make certain
investments, create certain liens, engage in mergers, consolidations, or sales
of assets, or engage in certain transactions with officers, directors and
employees.

Principal payments on senior and senior subordinated notes, mortgages, land
contracts and other loans are due as follows: 1998, $11,817,000; 1999,
$2,350,000; 2000, $108,000; 2001, $19,000; 2002, $0; and thereafter,
$473,530,000.

Assets (primarily inventories) having a carrying value of approximately
$23,259,000 are pledged to collateralize mortgages, land contracts and other
secured loans.

On December 5, 1997, the Company filed a new universal shelf registration
statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for up to $500,000,000 of
the Company's debt and equity securities. This universal shelf registration
provides that securities may be offered from time to time in one or more series
and in the form of senior, senior subordinated or subordinated debt, preferred
stock, common stock, and/or warrants to purchase such securities. The
registration was declared effective on December 16, 1997, and no securities have
been issued thereunder.


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Mortgage Banking Notes payable included the following (interest rates are as of
November 30):

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                            November 30,
                                                                                        ---------------------
In thousands                                                                             1997         1996
                                                                                        ---------------------
<S>                                                                                     <C>          <C>     
Notes payable secured by trust deed notes (6% in 1997)                                  $200,828
Advances under asset-backed commercial paper facility (5 7/10% in 1996)                              $ 74,000
Advances under mortgage loan purchase and interim servicing agreement (6 1/5% in 1996)                 60,956
                                                                                        ---------------------
   Total notes payable                                                                  $200,828     $134,956
                                                                                        ---------------------
</TABLE>

First mortgages receivable are financed through a $250,000,000 revolving
mortgage warehouse agreement (the "Mortgage Warehouse Facility"). Prior to
entering into the Mortgage Warehouse Facility on February 24, 1997, the
Company's mortgage banking subsidiary obtained financing under a $120,000,000
asset-backed commercial paper facility and a $100,000,000 Mortgage Loan Purchase
and Interim Servicing Agreement. The Mortgage Warehouse Facility, which expires
on February 23, 2000, provides for an annual fee based on the committed balance
of the facility and provides for interest at either the Federal Funds Rate or
the London Interbank Offered Rate plus an applicable spread on amounts borrowed.

The amount outstanding under the Mortgage Warehouse Facility is secured by a
borrowing base, which includes certain mortgage loans held under commitment of
sale and is repayable from proceeds on the sale of first mortgages. There are no
compensating balance requirements under the facility. The terms of the Mortgage
Warehouse Facility include financial covenants and restrictions which, among
other things, require the maintenance of certain financial statement ratios and
a minimum tangible net worth.

Collateralized mortgage obligations represent bonds issued to third parties
which are collateralized by mortgage-backed securities with substantially the
same terms. At both November 30, 1997 and 1996, the collateralized mortgage
obligations bore interest at rates ranging from 8% to 12 1/4% with stated
original principal maturities ranging from 3 to 30 years. Actual maturities are
dependent on the rate at which the underlying mortgage-backed securities are
repaid. No collateralized mortgage obligations have been issued since 1988.

Note 7. Fair Values of Financial Instruments
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The estimated fair values of financial instruments have been determined based on
available market information and appropriate valuation methodologies. However,
judgement is necessarily required in interpreting market data to develop the
estimates of fair value. In that regard, the estimates presented herein are not
necessarily indicative of the amounts that the Company could realize in a
current market exchange.



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The carrying values and estimated fair values of the Company's financial
instruments, except for those financial instruments for which the carrying
values approximate fair values, are summarized as follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                             November 30,
                                                          ------------------------------------------------
                                                                   1997                      1996
                                                          ------------------------------------------------
                                                          Carrying     Estimated     Carrying    Estimated
In thousands                                                 Value    Fair Value        Value   Fair Value
                                                          ------------------------------------------------
<S>                                                       <C>           <C>          <C>          <C>
Construction:
   Financial liabilities
     10 3/8% Senior notes                                                            $100,000     $102,800
      7 3/4% Senior notes                                 $175,000      $173,688
      9 3/8% Senior subordinated notes                     174,085       182,158      173,961      177,415
      9 5/8% Senior subordinated notes                     124,445       131,988      124,408      125,375
Mortgage banking:
   Financial assets
      Mortgage-backed securities                            63,957        68,739       73,352       77,743
   Financial liabilities
      Collateralized mortgage obligations secured by
         mortgage-backed securities                         60,058        67,451       68,381       77,979
                                                          --------      --------     --------     --------
</TABLE>

The Company used the following methods and assumptions in estimating fair
values:

Cash and cash equivalents; first mortgages held under commitment of sale and
other receivables; borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility, French lines
of credit and Mortgage Warehouse Facility: The carrying amounts reported
approximate fair values.

Senior notes and senior subordinated notes: The fair values of the Company's
senior notes and senior subordinated notes are estimated based on quoted market
prices.

Mortgage-backed securities and collateralized mortgage obligations secured by
mortgage-backed securities: The fair values of these financial instruments are
estimated based on quoted market prices for the same or similar issues.

Note 8. Commitments and Contingencies
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Commitments and contingencies include the usual obligations of homebuilders for
the completion of contracts and those incurred in the ordinary course of
business. The Company is also involved in litigation incidental to its business,
the disposition of which should have no material effect on the Company's
financial position or results of operations.

Note 9. Stockholders' Equity
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Preferred Stock On January 11, 1989, the Company adopted a Stockholder Rights
Plan and declared a dividend distribution of one preferred share purchase right
for each outstanding share of common stock. Under certain circumstances, each
right entitles the holder to purchase 1/100th of a share of a new Series A
Participating Cumulative Preferred Stock at a price of $30.00, subject to
certain antidilution provisions. The rights are not exercisable until the
earlier to occur of (i) 10 days following a public announcement that a person or
group has acquired 20% or more of the aggregate votes entitled from all shares
of common stock or (ii) 10 days following the commencement of a tender offer for
20% or more of the aggregate votes entitled from all shares of common stock. In
the event the Company is acquired in a merger or other business combina-

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tion transaction, or 50% or more of the Company's assets or earning power is
sold, each right will entitle its holder to receive, upon exercise, common stock
of the acquiring company having a market value of twice the exercisable price of
the right. At the option of the Company, the rights are redeemable prior to
becoming exercisable at $.01 per right. Unless previously redeemed, the rights
will expire on March 7, 1999. Until a right is exercised, the holder will have
no rights as a stockholder of the Company, including the right to vote or
receive dividends.

In 1993, the Company issued 6,500,000 depository shares, each representing a
one-fifth ownership interest in a share of Series B Mandatory Conversion Premium
Dividend Preferred Stock (the Series B Convertible Preferred Shares). Dividends
were cumulative and payable quarterly in arrears at an annual dividend rate of
$1.52 per depository share. On the mandatory conversion date of April 1, 1996,
each of the Company's 6,500,000 depository shares was converted into one share
of the Company's common stock.

Note 10. Employee Benefit and Stock Plans
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Benefits are provided to most employees under the Company's 401(k) Savings Plan
under which contributions by employees are partially matched by the Company. The
aggregate cost of this plan to the Company was $2,081,000 in 1997, $1,867,000 in
1996 and $1,795,000 in 1995.

The Company's 1988 Employee Stock Plan (the "1988 Plan") provides that stock
options, associated limited stock appreciation rights, restricted shares of
common stock, stock units and other securities may be awarded to eligible
individuals for periods of up to 15 years. The 1988 Plan is the Company's
primary existing employee stock plan. The Company also has the Performance-Based
Incentive Plan for Senior Management (the "Incentive Plan") which provides for
the same awards as may be made under the 1988 Plan, but requires that such
awards be subject to certain conditions which are designed to assure that annual
compensation paid in excess of $1,000,000 to participating executives is tax
deductible for the Company.

Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based
Compensation" ("SFAS No. 123"), issued in October 1995, established financial
accounting and reporting standards for stock-based employee compensation plans.
As permitted by SFAS No. 123, the Company elected to continue to use Accounting
Principles Board Opinion No. 25, "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees" and
related Interpretations, in accounting for its stock options. Had compensation
expense for the Company's stock option plans been determined based on the fair
value at the grant date for awards in 1997 and 1996 consistent with the
provisions of SFAS No. 123, the Company's net income (loss) and earnings (loss)
per share would have been reduced to the pro forma amounts indicated below:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                        Years Ended November 30,
                                                        ------------------------
In thousands, except per share amounts                      1997         1996
                                                         --------------------
<S>                                                      <C>         <C>
Net income (loss)-- as reported                          $58,230     $(61,244)
Net income (loss)-- pro forma                             57,463      (61,757)
Earnings (loss) per share-- as reported                     1.45        (1.54)
Earnings (loss) per share-- pro forma                       1.44        (1.56)
</TABLE>

The fair value of each option grant is estimated on the date of grant using the
Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions used for
grants in 1997 and 1996, respectively: a risk free interest rate of 5.84% and
5.88%, an expected volatility factor for the market price of the Company's
common stock of 34.62% and 40.06%; a dividend yield of 1.38% and 2.33% and an
expected life of 4 years and 6 years. The weighted average fair value of options
granted in 1997 and 1996 was $3.68 and $4.48, respectively.



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Stock option transactions are summarized as follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                     1997                         1996                       1995
                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Weighted                    Weighted                    Weighted
                                           Average                     Average                     Average
                                          Exercise                    Exercise                    Exercise
                              Options        Price        Options        Price        Options        Price
                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                         <C>             <C>         <C>              <C>        <C>              <C>
Options outstanding at
   beginning of year        2,830,268       $10.00      2,406,718        $9.30      2,044,718        $8.75
Granted                       387,000       $14.07        665,000       $14.21        512,000       $12.85
Exercised                    (169,183)      $12.10        (37,100)      $10.12        (17,000)       $5.56
Cancelled                    (300,767)      $14.25       (204,350)      $15.38       (133,000)      $14.15
                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Options outstanding at
   end of year              2,747,318        $9.98      2,830,268       $10.00      2,406,718        $9.30
                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Options exercisable at
   end of year              1,816,346        $7.92      1,732,468        $7.54      1,646,768        $7.21
                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Options available for grant
   at end of year           1,776,998                   1,863,431                   2,268,581
                            ---------                   ---------                   ---------
</TABLE>


Stock options outstanding at November 30, 1997 are as follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                  Options Outstanding                 Options Exercisable
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Weighted
                                                          Average     Weighted                    Weighted
                                                        Remaining      Average                     Average
                                                      Contractual     Exercise                    Exercise
Range of Exercise Price                    Options           Life        Price        Options        Price
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                                      <C>                 <C>         <C>        <C>              <C>
$ 3.50 to $ 5.50                         1,218,118           5.48        $4.66      1,218,118        $4.66
$ 7.06 to $13.125                          487,500          12.03       $12.44        203,628       $11.75
$13.88 to $14.50                           529,400          12.60       $14.20        180,400       $14.47
$14.56 to $19.06                           512,300          12.03       $15.95        214,200       $17.28
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------
$ 3.50 to $19.06                         2,747,318           9.24        $9.98      1,816,346        $7.92
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>

The Company records proceeds from the exercise of stock options as additions to
common stock and paid-in capital. The tax benefit, if any, is recorded as
additional paid-in capital.

In 1991, the Board of Directors approved the issuance of restricted stock awards
under the 1988 Plan of up to an aggregate 600,000 shares of common stock to
certain officers and key employees. Restrictions lapse each year through May 10,
2005 on specified portions of the shares awarded to each participant so long as
the participant has remained in the continuous employ of the Company. Restricted
shares outstanding at the end of the year totaled 226,668 in 1997, 255,001 in
1996 and 345,834 in 1995.



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Note 11. Income Taxes
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The components of pretax income (loss) are as follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                             Years Ended November 30,
                                                        ---------------------------------
In thousands                                               1997         1996         1995
                                                        ---------------------------------
<S>                                                     <C>         <C>           <C>
Domestic                                                $87,545     $(51,399)     $45,393
Foreign                                                   3,485      (44,345)          66
                                                        ---------------------------------
   Total pretax income (loss)                           $91,030     $(95,744)     $45,459
                                                        ---------------------------------
</TABLE>


The components of income taxes are as follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
In thousands                                Total       Federal        State      Foreign
                                         ------------------------------------------------
<S>                                       <C>           <C>           <C>          <C>
1997
Currently payable                         $35,159       $28,254       $4,847       $2,058
Deferred                                   (2,359)       (1,892)                     (467)
                                         ------------------------------------------------
   Total                                  $32,800       $26,362       $4,847       $1,591
                                         ------------------------------------------------

1996
Currently payable                          $5,659       $17,013      $(7,003)     $(4,351)
Deferred                                  (40,159)      (28,754)                  (11,405)
                                         ------------------------------------------------
   Total                                 $(34,500)     $(11,741)     $(7,003)    $(15,756)
                                         ------------------------------------------------

1995
Currently payable                         $22,569       $16,700      $ 2,634       $3,235
Deferred                                   (6,169)       (3,729)                   (2,440)
                                         ------------------------------------------------
   Total                                  $16,400       $12,971      $ 2,634         $795
                                         ------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>


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Deferred income taxes result from temporary differences in the financial and tax
bases of assets and liabilities. Significant components of the Company's
deferred tax liabilities and assets are as follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                          November 30,
                                                                      --------------------
In thousands                                                             1997         1996
                                                                      --------------------
<S>                                                                   <C>          <C>
Deferred tax liabilities:
   Installment sales                                                  $ 2,372      $   831
   Bad debt and other reserves                                            333          463
   Capitalized expenses                                                17,789       18,311
   Partnerships and joint ventures                                      2,712        3,718
   Computer equipment leases                                              432          439
   Repatriation of foreign subsidiaries                                11,785       13,481
   Other                                                                3,314        4,725
                                                                      --------------------
      Total deferred tax liabilities                                   38,737       41,968
                                                                      --------------------
Deferred tax assets:
   Warranty, legal and other accruals                                  12,394       10,943
   Depreciation and amortization                                        4,764        2,542
   Capitalized expenses                                                 6,684        7,576
   Non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived assets                 13,307       17,096
   Foreign tax credits                                                 11,603       13,254
   Net operating losses                                                 1,099        1,557
   Other                                                               10,674        5,760
                                                                      --------------------
      Total deferred tax assets                                        60,525       58,728
                                                                      --------------------
         Net deferred tax assets                                      $21,788      $16,760
                                                                      --------------------
</TABLE>

Net operating loss carryforwards expire in 1999, 2000 and 2001. The Company
expects that the entire deferred tax benefit of the tax loss carryforwards will
be recognized in future periods.

Income taxes computed at the statutory United States federal income tax rate and
income tax expense provided in the financial statements differ as follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  Years Ended November 30,
                                                              ---------------------------------
In thousands                                                     1997         1996         1995
                                                              ---------------------------------
<S>                                                           <C>         <C>           <C>
Amount computed at statutory rate                             $31,861     $(33,510)     $15,911
Increase (decrease) resulting from:
   State taxes, net of  federal income tax benefit              3,150       (4,552)       1,712
   Differences in foreign tax rates                              (885)        (167)       2,042
   Intercompany dividends                                         352        1,170
   Affordable housing credits                                  (2,046)      (2,024)      (2,387)
   Other, net                                                     368        4,583         (878)
                                                              ---------------------------------
      Total                                                   $32,800     $(34,500)     $16,400
                                                              ---------------------------------
</TABLE>

The Company has commitments to invest $7,691,000 over seven years in affordable
housing partnerships which are scheduled to provide tax credits.


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The Company had foreign tax credit carryforwards at November 30, 1997 of
$4,074,000 for United States federal income tax purposes which expire in 1998
through 2002.

The undistributed earnings of foreign subsidiaries, which the Company plans to
invest indefinitely and for which no United States federal income taxes have
been provided, totaled $17,592,000 at November 30, 1997. If these earnings were
currently distributed, the resulting withholding taxes payable would be
$878,000.

Note 12. Geographical and Segment Information
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Geographical and segment information follows:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                           Operating
                                                                              Income  Identifiable
In thousands                                                   Revenues        (Loss)       Assets
                                                             -------------------------------------
<S>                                                          <C>            <C>         <C>
1997
Construction:
   California                                                $  993,921     $ 65,554    $  717,949
   Other United States                                          670,590       34,166       283,794
   Foreign                                                      179,103        2,031       132,118
                                                             -------------------------------------
Total construction                                            1,843,614      101,751     1,133,861
Mortgage banking                                                 32,657       14,508       285,130
                                                             -------------------------------------
   Total                                                     $1,876,271     $116,259    $1,418,991
                                                             -------------------------------------

1996
Construction:
   California                                                $1,057,980     $ 65,308    $  620,823
   Other United States                                          516,921       33,251       234,959
   Foreign                                                      179,246          120       144,377
   Non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived assets*                     (170,757)
                                                             -------------------------------------
Total construction                                            1,754,147      (72,078)    1,000,159
Mortgage banking                                                 31,758       12,740       243,335
                                                             -------------------------------------
    Total                                                    $1,785,905     $(59,338)   $1,243,494
                                                             -------------------------------------

1995
Construction:
   California                                                $  971,132     $ 51,428    $  852,753
   Other United States                                          246,958       12,308       139,875
   Foreign                                                      148,776        1,795       276,580
                                                             -------------------------------------
Total construction                                            1,366,866       65,531     1,269,208
Mortgage banking                                                 29,660        9,348       304,971
                                                             -------------------------------------
   Total                                                     $1,396,526     $ 74,879    $1,574,179
                                                             -------------------------------------
</TABLE>

*The $170.8 million pretax non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived assets
 was recorded in the geographic regions as follows: California $112.1 million;
 France $43.5 million; and Other $15.2 million.


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Note 13. Quarterly Results (unaudited)
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quarterly results for the years ended November 30, 1997 and 1996 follow:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
In thousands, except per share amounts              First        Second        Third       Fourth
                                                 ------------------------------------------------
<S>                                              <C>           <C>          <C>          <C>
1997
Revenues                                         $346,384      $414,202     $468,776     $646,909
Operating income                                   14,266        23,629       29,595       48,769
Pretax income                                       6,944        16,705       23,763       43,618
Net income                                          4,444        10,705       15,163       27,918
Earnings per share                                    .11           .27          .38          .69
                                                 ------------------------------------------------

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1996
Revenues                                         $302,475      $481,927     $480,988     $520,515
Operating income (loss)*                           14,067      (142,380)      29,152       39,823
Pretax income (loss)*                               6,386      (153,882)      20,667       31,085
Net income (loss)*                                  4,086       (98,482)      13,267       19,885
Earnings (loss) per share*                            .10         (2.47)         .33          .50
                                                 ------------------------------------------------
</TABLE>


*Reflects a $170.8 million pretax non-cash charge for impairment of long-lived
 assets recorded in the second quarter of 1996.


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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS



To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of Kaufman and Broad Home
Corporation:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Kaufman and
Broad Home Corporation as of November 30, 1997 and 1996, and the related
consolidated statements of income, stockholders' equity, and cash flows for each
of the three years in the period ended November 30, 1997. These financial
statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on
our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in
all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Kaufman and Broad
Home Corporation at November 30, 1997 and 1996, and the consolidated results of
its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period
ended November 30, 1997, in conformity with generally accepted accounting
principles.


/s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP

Los Angeles, California
January 2, 1998


REPORT ON FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The accompanying consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of
management. The statements have been prepared in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles. Estimates and judgments of management based on
its current knowledge of anticipated transactions and events are made to prepare
the financial statements as required by generally accepted accounting
principles. Management relies on internal accounting controls, among other
things, to produce records suitable for the preparation of financial statements.

The responsibility of our external auditors for the financial statements is
limited to their expressed opinion on the fairness of the consolidated financial
statements taken as a whole. Their examination is performed in accordance with
generally accepted auditing standards which include tests of our accounting
records and internal accounting controls and evaluation of estimates and
judgements used to prepare the financial statements. The Company employs a staff
of internal auditors whose work includes evaluating and testing internal
accounting controls.

An audit committee of outside members of the Board of Directors periodically
meets with management, the external auditors and the internal auditors to
evaluate the scope of auditing activities and review results. Both the external
and internal auditors have the unrestricted opportunity to communicate privately
with the audit committee.


/s/ MICHAEL F. HENN

Michael F. Henn
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
January 2, 1998



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STOCKHOLDER INFORMATION

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                            1997                     1996
                                     -------------------------------------------
Common Stock Prices                     High        Low          High        Low
                                     -------------------------------------------
<S>                                  <C>        <C>           <C>        <C>
First Quarter                        $14 5/8    $11 3/4       $16 7/8    $12 3/4
Second Quarter                        15 1/4     12 7/8        16 3/8     13 3/8
Third Quarter                         22 1/8     14 3/4        15         11 1/4
Fourth Quarter                        23 1/8     18 15/16      13 5/8     11 3/4
                                     -------------------------------------------
</TABLE>


Dividend Data

Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation paid a quarterly cash dividend of $.075 per
common share in 1997 and 1996.

Annual Stockholders' Meeting

The annual stockholders' meeting will be held at the Company's offices at 10990
Wilshire Boulevard, Seventh Floor, in Los Angeles, California, at 9:00 a.m. on
Thursday, April 2, 1998.

Stock Exchange Listings

The Company's common stock (ticker symbol: KBH) is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange and is also traded on the Boston, Cincinnati, Midwest, Pacific and
Philadelphia Exchanges.

Transfer Agent

ChaseMellon Shareholder Services, LLC
Los Angeles, California

Independent Auditors

Ernst & Young LLP
Los Angeles, California

Form 10-K

The Company's Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission may be obtained without charge by writing to Investor Relations,
Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation or by calling 1-888-KBH-NYSE toll free.

Company Information

News and earnings releases may be obtained at no charge by facsimile. Call
1-888-KBH-NYSE toll free. Company information can also be obtained on-line
through Company News On Call at http://www.prnewswire.com.

Headquarters

Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation
10990 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90024
(310) 231-4000
(310) 231-4222 Fax
Internet address: kaufmanandbroad.com

A contribution was made to Habitat for Humanity by Kaufman and Broad on behalf
of the Future in Focus participants.


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                             LIST OF EXHIBITS FILED
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                 SEQUENTIAL
EXHIBIT                                                                             PAGE
NUMBER                               DESCRIPTION                                   NUMBER
- ------    ------------------------------------------------------------------   ---------------
<C>       <S>                                                                  <C>
10.14     $500,000,000 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement dated April 21, 1997 by
          and among the Company, Bank of America National Trust and Savings
          Association, as administrative agent, co-syndication agent and
          managing agent, NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as syndication agent
          and managing agent, Credit Lyonnais Los Angeles Branch, as
          documentation agent and managing agent, Guaranty Federal Bank
          F.S.B., Societe Generale and Union Bank of California, N.A., as
          co-agents, and the other banks listed therein.....................
10.15     Kaufman and Broad France Incentive Plan...........................
   11     Statement of Computation of Per Share Earnings (Loss).............
   13     Pages 44 through 78 and page 82 of the Company's 1997
          Annual Report to Stockholders.....................................
   22     Subsidiaries of the Company.......................................
   24     Consent of Independent Auditors...................................
   27     Financial Data Schedule...........................................
</TABLE>
</TEXT>
</DOCUMENT>
<DOCUMENT>
<TYPE>EX-10.14
<SEQUENCE>2
<DESCRIPTION>EXHIBIT 10.14
<TEXT>

<PAGE>   1
                                                                   EXHIBIT 10.14


                   -------------------------------------------

                          1997 REVOLVING LOAN AGREEMENT


                           Dated as of April 21, 1997


                                      among


                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION


                             THE BANKS PARTY HERETO


                         BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL TRUST
                            AND SAVINGS ASSOCIATION,
                  as Administrative Agent, Co-Syndication Agent
                               and Managing Agent


                           NATIONSBANK OF TEXAS, N.A.,
                     as Syndication Agent and Managing Agent


                       CREDIT LYONNAIS LOS ANGELES BRANCH
                    as Documentation Agent and Managing Agent


                                       and

               GUARANTY FEDERAL BANK F.S.B., SOCIETE GENERALE AND
                         UNION BANK OF CALIFORNIA, N.A.,
                                  as Co-Agents

                   -------------------------------------------

<PAGE>   2

                                TABLE OF CONTENTS

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                           Page
                                                                                           ----
<S>                                                                                        <C>
RECITALS.................................................................................    1

Article 1      DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS..........................................    1
        1.1    Defined Terms.............................................................    1
        1.2    Use of Defined Terms......................................................   25
        1.3    Accounting Terms..........................................................   25
        1.4    Rounding..................................................................   26
        1.5    Miscellaneous Terms.......................................................   26
        1.6    Exhibits and Schedules....................................................   26
        1.7    References to "Borrower and its Subsidiaries".............................   26

Article 2      LOANS AND LETTERS OF CREDIT...............................................   27
        2.1    Loans-General.............................................................   27
        2.2    Alternate Base Rate Loans.................................................   28
        2.3    LIBOR Loans...............................................................   29
        2.4    Swing Line................................................................   29
        2.5    Letters of Credit.........................................................   31
        2.6    Reduction of Commitments/Extension of Line B Maturity Date ...............   36
        2.7    Administrative Agent's Right to Assume Funds Available....................   38

Article 3      PAYMENTS; FEES............................................................   39
        3.1    Principal and Interest....................................................   39
        3.2    Upfront Fee...............................................................   42
        3.3    Commitment Fees...........................................................   42
        3.4    Advance Fees..............................................................   43
        3.5    Agency Fees...............................................................   43
        3.6    Capital Adequacy..........................................................   43
        3.7    LIBOR Fees and Costs......................................................   45
        3.8    Late Payments/Default Interest............................................   48
        3.9    Computation of Interest and Fees..........................................   48
        3.10   Holidays..................................................................   49
        3.11   Payment Free of Taxes.....................................................   49
        3.12   Funding Sources...........................................................   50
        3.13   Failure to Charge or Making of Payment Not Subsequent Waiver..............   50
        3.14   Time and Place of Payments; Evidence of Payments; Application of Payments.   50
        3.15   Administrative Agent's Right to Assume Payments Will be Made..............   50
        3.16   Survivability.............................................................   51
        3.17   Bank Calculation Certificate..............................................   51
        3.18   Transition................................................................   51
</TABLE>


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<TABLE>
<S>                                                                                        <C>
Article 4      REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES............................................   53
        4.1    Existence and Qualification; Power; Compliance with Law ..................   53
        4.2    Authority; Compliance with Other Instruments and Government Regulations...   53
        4.3    No Governmental Approvals Required........................................   54
        4.4    Subsidiaries..............................................................   54
        4.5    Financial Statements......................................................   55
        4.6    No Other Liabilities; No Material Adverse Effect..........................   55
        4.7    Title to Assets...........................................................   55
        4.8    Intangible Assets.........................................................   56
        4.9    Existing Indebtedness and Contingent Guaranty Obligations ................   56
        4.10   Governmental Regulation...................................................   56
        4.11   Litigation................................................................   56
        4.12   Binding Obligations.......................................................   56
        4.13   No Default................................................................   56
        4.14   Pension Plans.............................................................   56
        4.15   Tax Liability.............................................................   57
        4.16   Regulation U..............................................................   57
        4.17   Environmental Matters.....................................................   57
        4.18   Disclosure................................................................   57
        4.19   Projections...............................................................   57

Article 5      AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS (OTHER THAN INFORMATION AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS).   58
        5.1    Payment of Taxes and Other Potential Liens................................   58
        5.2    Preservation of Existence.................................................   58
        5.3    Maintenance of Properties.................................................   58
        5.4    Maintenance of Insurance..................................................   58
        5.5    Compliance with Laws......................................................   59
        5.6    Inspection Rights.........................................................   59
        5.7    Keeping of Records and Books of Account...................................   59
        5.8    Use of Proceeds...........................................................   59
        5.9    Subsidiary Guaranty.......................................................   59

Article 6      NEGATIVE COVENANTS........................................................   60
        6.1    Payment or Prepayment of Subordinated Obligations.........................   60
        6.2    Dispositions..............................................................   60
        6.3    Mergers and Sale of Assets................................................   60
        6.4    Investments and Acquisitions..............................................   60
        6.5    ERISA Compliance..........................................................   61
        6.6    Change in Business........................................................   61
        6.7    Liens and Negative Pledges................................................   61
        6.8    Transactions with Affiliates..............................................   63
        6.9    Consolidated Tangible Net Worth...........................................   63
        6.10   Consolidated Leverage Ratio...............................................   64
</TABLE>


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<TABLE>
<S>                                                                                        <C>
        6.11   Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio......................................   64
        6.12   Distributions.............................................................   65
        6.13   Amendments................................................................   65
        6.14   Hostile Tender Offers.....................................................   65
        6.15   Inventory.................................................................   65
        6.16   Certain Investments.......................................................   66
        6.17   Money Market Indebtedness.................................................   66
        6.18   Domestic Standing Inventory...............................................   66
        6.19   Future Subsidiaries.......................................................   66

Article 7      INFORMATION AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS....................................   67
        7.1    Financial and Business Information of Borrower and Its Subsidiaries.......   67
        7.2    Compliance Certificate....................................................   69
                                                                                              
Article 8      CONDITIONS................................................................   71
        8.1    Initial Advances..........................................................   71
        8.2    Any Advance...............................................................   72
        8.3    Any Letter of Credit......................................................   72
                                                                                              
Article 9      EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES UPON EVENTS OF DEFAULT.....................   74
        9.1    Events of Default.........................................................   74
        9.2    Remedies Upon Event of Default............................................   76

Article 10     THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT..................................................   79
        10.1   Appointment and Authorization.............................................   79
        10.2   Administrative Agent and Affiliates.......................................   79
        10.3   Banks' Credit Decisions...................................................   79
        10.4   Action by Administrative Agent............................................   79
        10.5   Liability of Administrative Agent.........................................   80
        10.6   Indemnification...........................................................   81
        10.7   Successor Administrative Agent............................................   82
        10.8   No Obligations of Borrower................................................   82

Article 11     MISCELLANEOUS.............................................................   83
        11.1   Cumulative Remedies; No Waiver............................................   83
        11.2   Amendments; Consents......................................................   83
        11.3   Costs, Expenses and Taxes.................................................   84
        11.4   Nature of Banks' Obligations..............................................   85
        11.5   Representations and Warranties............................................   85
        11.6   Notices...................................................................   85
        11.7   Execution in Counterparts.................................................   85
        11.8   Binding Effect; Assignment................................................   86
        11.9   Sharing of Setoffs........................................................   88
        11.10  Indemnity by Borrower.....................................................   89
        11.11  Nonliability of Banks.....................................................   89
</TABLE>


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<TABLE>
<S>                                                                                        <C>
        11.12  Confidentiality...........................................................   90
        11.13  No Third Parties Benefited................................................   90
        11.14  Other Dealings............................................................   90
        11.15  Right of Setoff - Deposit Accounts........................................   90
        11.16  Further Assurances........................................................   91
        11.17  Integration...............................................................   91
        11.18  Governing Law.............................................................   91
        11.19  Severability of Provisions................................................   91
        11.20  Headings..................................................................   91
        11.21  Conflict in Loan Documents................................................   91
        11.22  Waiver Of Jury Trial......................................................   91
        11.23  Purported Oral Amendments.................................................   92
        11.24  Hazardous Materials Indemnity.............................................   92
</TABLE>


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Exhibits

A       - Commitment Assignment and Acceptance
B       - Compliance Certificate
C-1     - Line A Note
C-2     - Line B Note
D-1     - Opinion of Counsel
D-2     - Opinion of Counsel
E       - Subsidiary Guaranty
F       - Quarterly Report - Sales
G       - Quarterly Report - Inventory

Schedules

1.1     Pro Rata Shares
3.18    Outstanding Letters of Credit
4.4     Subsidiaries
4.7     Existing Liens and Rights of Others
4.9     Existing Indebtedness and Contingent Obligations
6.4     Investments


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<PAGE>   7

                          1997 REVOLVING LOAN AGREEMENT
                           Dated as of April 21, 1997

               This 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into
by and among Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation, a Delaware corporation
("Borrower"), each bank set forth on the signature pages of this Agreement or
which from time to time becomes party hereto (collectively, the "Banks" and
individually, a "Bank") and Bank of America National Trust and Savings
Association, as Administrative Agent and Co-Syndication Agent, NationsBank of
Texas, N.A., as Syndication Agent and Credit Lyonnais, as Documentation Agent
(collectively, the "Managing Agents") and Guaranty Federal Bank F.S.B., Societe
Generale and Union Bank of California, N.A., as Co-Agents.

                                    RECITALS

               This Agreement is an amendment and restatement in full of that
certain Fourth Amended and Restated Loan Agreement dated as of February 28, 1996
by and among Borrower, the Banks named therein, Bank of America National Trust
and Savings Association, as Administrative Agent and various other Banks in
various agent capacities (the "Prior Loan Agreement"). The terms and provisions
of this Agreement shall become effective and shall supersede the terms of the
Prior Loan Agreement as of the 1997 Closing Date.

               WHEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and
agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:

                                    Article 1
                        DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

               1.1 Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms
shall have the meanings set forth below:

               "1997 Closing Date" means the time and Banking Day on which the
        conditions set forth in Section 8.1 are satisfied or waived pursuant to
        Section 11.2, as evidenced by the return of one or more of the
        promissory notes under the Prior Loan Agreement by the Administrative
        Agent to Borrower.

               "Acquisition" means any transaction, or any series of related
        transactions, consummated after the 1997 Closing Date, by which Borrower
        and/or any of its Subsidiaries directly or indirectly (a) acquires any
        ongoing business or all or substantially all of the assets of any firm,
        corporation or division thereof, whether through purchase of assets,
        merger or otherwise, (b) acquires control of securities of a corporation
        representing 50% or more of the ordinary voting power for the election
        of 


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<PAGE>   8

        directors or (c) acquires control of a 50% or more ownership interest in
        any partnership, joint venture or other business entity.

               "Administrative Agent" means Bank of America or any successor
        administrative agent.

               "Administrative Agent's Office" means Bank of America National
        Trust and Savings Association, CRESG-LA National #1357, 555 South Flower
        Street, 6th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90071, or such other office
        as the Administrative Agent may designate in writing to Borrower and the
        Banks.

               "Advance" means an advance made or to be made to Borrower by a
        Bank pursuant to Article 2.

               "Affiliate" means, with respect to any Person, any other Person
        which directly or indirectly controls, or is under common control with,
        or is controlled by, such Person. As used in this definition, "control"
        (including its correlative meanings, "controlled by" and "under common
        control with") shall mean possession, directly or indirectly, of power
        to direct or cause the direction of management or policies (whether
        through ownership of securities or partnership or other ownership
        interests, by contract or otherwise); provided that, in any event, any
        Person which owns directly or indirectly 10% or more of the securities
        having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other
        governing body of a corporation that has more than 100 record holders of
        such securities or 10% or more of the partnership or other ownership
        interests of any other Person that has more than 100 record holders of
        such interests will be deemed to control such corporation or other
        Person.

               "Agreement" means this 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement, either as
        originally executed or as it may from time to time be supplemented,
        modified, amended, renewed, extended or supplanted.

               "Alternate Base Rate" means, as of any date of determination, the
        rate per annum which is the greater of (a) the Reference Rate or (b) the
        Federal Funds Rate plus one half percent (1/2%).

               "Alternate Base Rate Advance" means an Advance made by a Bank to
        fund its Pro Rata Share of an Alternate Base Rate Loan.

               "Alternate Base Rate Loan" means a Loan made hereunder and
        designated or redesignated as an Alternate Base Rate Loan in accordance
        with Article 2, or converted to an Alternate Base Rate Loan in
        accordance with Article 3.

               "Applicable Advance Fee Rate" means, as of any date of
        determination, a per annum fee rate equal to the amount by which (a) the
        then Applicable Line A Commitment Fee Rate exceeds (b) the then
        Applicable Line B Commitment Fee Rate.


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               "Applicable Alternate Base Rate Spread" means, as of any date of
        determination, the interest rate spread set forth below opposite the
        Applicable Pricing Level as of such date:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                        Applicable           Alternate Base Rate
                       Pricing Level               Spread
                       -------------         -------------------
                       <S>                   <C>  
                              I                     0.00%
                             II                     0.00%
                             III                    0.00%
                             IV                     0.00%
                              V                     0.25%
</TABLE>

               "Applicable Letter of Credit Fee" means, as of any date of
        determination, a letter of credit fee equal to the Applicable LIBOR
        Spread on that date.

               "Applicable LIBOR Spread" means, as of any date of determination,
        the interest rate spread set forth below opposite the Applicable Pricing
        Level as of such date:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                        Applicable
                       Pricing Level           LIBOR Spread
                       -------------           ------------
                       <S>                    <C>  
                              I                     0.80%
                             II                    0.875%
                             III                    0.95%
                             IV                     1.15%
                              V                     1.50%
</TABLE>

               "Applicable Line A Commitment Fee Rate" means, as of any date of
        determination, the commitment fee rate set forth below opposite the
        Applicable Pricing Level as of such date:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                   Line A
                        Applicable               Commitment
                       Pricing Level              Fee Rate
                       -------------              --------
                       <S>                       <C>  
                              I                     0.15%
                             II                     0.15%
                             III                    0.20%
                             IV                     0.25%
                              V                     0.35%
</TABLE>


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               "Applicable Line B Commitment Fee Rate" means, as of any date of
        determination, the facility fee rate set forth below opposite the
        Applicable Pricing Level as of such date:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                   Line B
                        Applicable               Commitment
                       Pricing Level              Fee Rate
                       -------------              --------
                       <S>                       <C>  
                              I                     0.10%
                             II                     0.10%
                             III                    0.125%
                             IV                     0.15%
                              V                     0.20%
</TABLE>

               "Applicable Minimum Hold Requirement" means, in the case of any
        Bank, the amount of the Pro Rata Share of the Commitments held by that
        Bank as reduced by (a) the amount of any assignment of a portion thereof
        made by that Bank to an Eligible Assignee that is not an Affiliate of
        that Bank and (b) the amount of any participation therein granted by
        that Bank to a participant that is not an Affiliate of that Bank, which
        net amount, after giving effect to clauses (a) and (b), shall not be
        less than, in the case of each Managing Agent and each Co-Agent,
        $25,000,000 or, in the case of a Bank that holds only a Line B Note,
        $5,000,000 or in the case of any other Bank, $15,000,000.

               "Applicable Pricing Level" means, Pricing Level "I" for any day
        on which Borrower holds an Investment Grade Credit Rating and, for any
        day during a Pricing Period on which Borrower does not hold an
        Investment Grade Credit Rating, means the following:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                               Consolidated Leverage Ratio
        Applicable Pricing Level               Applicable to Pricing Period
        ------------------------               ----------------------------
        <S>                                    <C>
                II                             Consolidated Leverage Ratio of
                                               less than or equal to 1.25 to 1.00

                III                            Consolidated Leverage Ratio of
                                               higher than 1.25 to 1.00, but
                                               less than or equal to 1.80 to
                                               1.00

                IV                             Consolidated Leverage Ratio of
                                               higher than 1.80 to 1.00, but
                                               less than or equal to 2.25 to
                                               1.00

                V                              Consolidated Leverage Ratio of
                                               higher than 2.25 to 1.00.
</TABLE>


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        Borrower is responsible pursuant to Section 7.1(k) to provide the
        Administrative Agent with notice of each change in the Applicable
        Pricing Level that is due to the inception or cessation of an Investment
        Grade Credit Rating.

               "Authorizations" has the meaning set forth for that term in
        Section 4.1.

               "Bank" means any of the banks party to this Agreement and "Banks"
        means all of such banks.

               "Bank of America" means Bank of America National Trust and
        Savings Association, a national banking association.

               "Banking Day" means any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or
        Friday other than a day on which banks are authorized or required to be
        closed in California or New York.

               "Bond Facility" means any bond facility pursuant to which a
        municipality, or a community facilities district formed by a
        municipality, at the request of Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries,
        will issue bonds to finance a portion of the costs of acquisition of and
        improvements to real property located in such municipality (or district)
        by Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries (or to pay development or
        "impact" fees in lieu thereof), and with respect to which Borrower or
        one of its Subsidiaries will provide a letter of credit or other
        reimbursement support. The real property that is the subject of any such
        bond facility will be subject to a Lien for special taxes to repay the
        Indebtedness evidenced by such bonds.

               "Borrower" means Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation, a Delaware
        corporation, and its successors and permitted assigns.

               "Capital Lease" means, with respect to any Person, a lease of any
        Property by that Person as lessee that is, or should be in accordance
        with Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 13, recorded as
        a "capital lease" on a balance sheet of that Person prepared in
        accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

               "Cash" means all monetary items (including currency, coin and
        bank demand deposits) that are treated as cash under Generally Accepted
        Accounting Principles.

               "Cash Equivalents" means, with respect to any Person, that
        Person's Investments in:

                      (a) Government Securities due within one year of the 
               making of the Investment;


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                      (b) certificates of deposit issued by, deposits in,
               bankers' acceptances of, and repurchase agreements covering
               Government Securities executed by, (i) any Bank or (ii) any bank
               and/or savings and loan association doing business in and
               incorporated under the Laws of the United States of America or
               any state thereof and having on the date of such Investment
               combined capital, surplus and undivided profits of at least
               $500,000,000 and which carries on the date of such Investment a
               credit rating of P-1 or higher by Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
               (or a successor rating agency) or A-1 or higher by Standard &
               Poor's Rating Group (a division of McGraw-Hill, Inc.) (or a
               successor rating agency), in each case due within one year after
               the date of the making of the Investment; and

                      (c) readily marketable commercial paper of (i) any Bank
               that is a Bank as of the 1997 Closing Date or (ii) corporations
               doing business in and incorporated under the Laws of the United
               States of America or any state thereof given on the date of such
               Investment a credit rating of P-1 or higher by Moody's Investors
               Service, Inc. (or a successor rating agency), of A-1 or higher by
               Standard & Poor's Rating Group (a division of McGraw-Hill, Inc.)
               (or a successor rating agency), or F-1 or higher by Fitch
               Investor Services, Inc. (or a successor rating agency), in each
               case due within one year of the making of the Investment.

               "Change in Control" has the meaning set forth for such term in
        Section 3.1(f).

               "Co-Agents" means Guaranty Federal Bank F.S.B., Societe Generale
        and Union Bank of California, N.A., in each case so long as such bank is
        a Bank hereunder. The Co-Agents shall have no duties under the Loan
        Documents beyond those of Banks.

               "Co-Syndication Agent" means Bank of America, so long as such
        bank is a Bank hereunder. The Co-Syndication Agent, in such capacity,
        shall have no duties under the Loan Documents beyond those of a Bank.

               "Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended or
        replaced and as in effect from time to time.

               "Commission" means the Securities and Exchange Commission and any
        successor commission.

               "Commitment Assignment and Acceptance" means a commitment
        assignment and acceptance substantially in the form of Exhibit A.

               "Commitments" means, collectively, the Line A Commitment and the
        Line B Commitment. The Pro Rata Shares of the Banks with respect to the
        Commitments are set forth in Schedule 1.1.


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               "Common Stock" means the $1.00 par value common stock and special
        common stock of Borrower.

               "Compliance Certificate" means a compliance certificate in the
        form of Exhibit B signed, on behalf of Borrower, by a Senior Officer of
        Borrower.

               "Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA" means, for any fiscal period,
        Consolidated EBITDA for that fiscal period plus (a) the amount of
        capitalized interest that was included in cost of sales in determining
        Consolidated Net Income for that fiscal period plus (b) all non-Cash Net
        Realizable Value Adjustments made during that fiscal period.

               "Consolidated EBITDA" means, for any fiscal period, the sum of
        (a) Consolidated Net Income for that period, plus (b) any extraordinary
        loss reflected in such Consolidated Net Income, minus (c) any
        extraordinary gain reflected in such Consolidated Net Income, plus (d)
        Consolidated Interest Expense for that period plus (e) the aggregate
        amount of federal and state taxes on or measured by income for that
        period (whether or not payable during that period), plus (f)
        depreciation, amortization and all other non-cash expenses for that
        period, in each case as determined in accordance with Generally Accepted
        Accounting Principles, in the case of items (d), (e) and (f), only to
        the extent deducted in the determination of Consolidated Net Income for
        that period.

               "Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio" means, with respect to any
        Fiscal Quarter of Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, the ratio
        of (a) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve month period ending
        on the last day of such Fiscal Quarter to (b) the sum of (i)
        Consolidated Interest Expense (excluding any non-cash items included in
        Consolidated Interest Expense) plus (ii) all dividends (other than
        dividends paid in the same class of stock) paid on any preferred stock
        of Borrower, in each case for the twelve month period ending on the last
        day of such Fiscal Quarter.

               "Consolidated Interest Expense" means, with respect to any fiscal
        period of Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, the aggregate
        amount of interest, fees, charges and related expenses paid or payable
        to a lender in connection with borrowed money that is treated as
        interest (including accretion of original issue discount on long-term
        debt existing during such fiscal period) and the interest portion of any
        capitalized lease payment of Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries
        (other than any such items properly attributable to Financial
        Subsidiaries).

               "Consolidated Leverage Ratio" means, as of any date of
        determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Indebtedness on that
        date to (b) [Consolidated Tangible Net Worth on that date minus the
        amount, if any, by which the portion of Shareholder's Equity of Borrower
        and its Consolidated Subsidiaries attributable to Borrower's equity
        interest in the Shareholder's Equity of all Joint Ventures (other than


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        KBMHG and any Subsidiary of KBMHG engaged solely in development of
        multi-family housing and related businesses) exceeds $30,000,000].

               "Consolidated Net Income" means, with respect to any fiscal
        period, the consolidated net income of Borrower and its Consolidated
        Subsidiaries for that period, determined in accordance with Generally
        Accepted Accounting Principles, consistently applied.

               "Consolidated Subsidiary" means, with respect to Borrower, all of
        the Subsidiaries of Borrower.

               "Consolidated Tangible Net Worth" means, as of any date of
        determination, the Shareholder's Equity of Borrower and its Consolidated
        Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis on that date minus the aggregate
        book value on that date of any Intangible Assets consisting of goodwill
        arising from Acquisitions completed after November 30, 1996, provided
        that any cumulative positive or negative adjustment to Consolidated
        Tangible Net Worth attributable to foreign currency translations shall
        be ignored.

               "Consolidated Total Indebtedness" means, as of any date of
        determination, all Indebtedness and Contingent Guaranty Obligations of
        Borrower and its Subsidiaries on that date (without duplication for any
        guaranty by Borrower of a Subsidiary's Indebtedness or any guaranty by a
        Subsidiary of either Borrower's or another Subsidiary's Indebtedness)
        minus all Indebtedness and Contingent Guaranty Obligations of the
        Financial Subsidiaries on that date.

               "Contingent Guaranty Obligation" means, as to any Person, any (a)
        direct or indirect guarantee of Indebtedness of, or other obligation
        performable by, any other Person (other than a performance obligation
        undertaken in the ordinary and usual course of business), including any
        endorsement (other than for collection or deposit in the ordinary course
        of business), co-making or sale with recourse of the obligations of any
        other Person or (b) assurance given to an obligee with respect to the
        performance of an obligation (other than a performance obligation
        undertaken in the ordinary and usual course of business) by, or the
        financial condition of, any other Person, whether direct, indirect or
        contingent, including any purchase or repurchase agreement covering such
        obligation or any collateral security therefor, any agreement to provide
        funds (by means of loans, capital contributions or otherwise) to such
        other Person, any agreement to support the solvency or level of any
        balance sheet item of such other Person, or any "keep-well",
        "take-or-pay", "through put" or other arrangement of whatever nature
        having the effect of assuring or holding harmless any obligee against
        loss with respect to any obligation of such other Person. The amount of
        any Contingent Guaranty Obligation shall be deemed to be an amount equal
        to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation
        (unless the Contingent Guaranty Obligation is limited by its terms to a
        lesser amount, in which case to the 


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        extent of such amount) or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum
        reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the
        Person in good faith.

               "Contractual Obligation" means, as to any Person, any provision
        of any outstanding Securities issued by that Person or of any material
        agreement, instrument or undertaking to which that Person is a party or
        by which it or any of its Property is bound, other than, in the case of
        Borrower and its Subsidiaries, any of the Loan Documents.

               "Debtor Relief Laws" means the Bankruptcy Code of the United
        States of America, as amended from time to time, and all other
        applicable liquidation, conservatorship, insolvency, reorganization, or
        similar debtor relief Laws from time to time in effect affecting the
        rights of creditors generally.

               "Default" means any event that, with the giving of notice or
        passage of time or both, would be an Event of Default.

               "Default Rate" means the interest rate described in Section 3.8.

               "Designated Deposit Account" means a demand deposit account to be
        maintained by Borrower with Bank of America, as from time to time
        designated by Borrower by written notification to the Administrative
        Agent.

               "Disposition" means the sale, transfer or other disposition of
        any of the capital stock of any Significant Subsidiary or of all or
        substantially all of the assets of any Significant Subsidiary.

               "Distribution" means, with respect to any shares of capital stock
        or any warrant or right to acquire shares of capital stock or any other
        equity security issued by a Person, (a) the retirement, redemption,
        purchase, or other acquisition for value (other than for capital stock
        of the same type of such Person) by such Person of any such security,
        (b) the declaration or payment by such Person of any dividend in Cash or
        in Property (other than in capital stock of the same type of such
        Person) on or with respect to any such security, and (c) any Investment
        by such Person in any holder of 5% or more of the capital stock (or
        other equity securities) of such Person, if a purpose of such Investment
        is to avoid the characterization of the transaction between such Person
        and such holder as a Distribution under clause (a) or (b) above. In
        addition, to the extent any loan or advance by Borrower to one of its
        Subsidiaries is deemed to be an "Investment" for purposes of this
        Agreement, then any principal payment made by such Subsidiary in respect
        of such loan or advance shall be considered a Distribution for purposes
        of Section 6.16.

               "Documentation Agent" means Credit Lyonnais, so long as such bank
        is a Bank hereunder. The Documentation Agent shall have no duties under
        the Loan Documents beyond those of a Bank.


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               "Dollars" means the national currency of the United States of 
        America.

               "Domestic Lending Office" means, with respect to each Bank, its
        office, branch or affiliate identified on the signature pages hereof as
        its Domestic Lending Office or such other office, branch or affiliate as
        such Bank may hereafter designate as its Domestic Lending Office by
        notice to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

               "Domestic Standing Inventory" means, as of any date of
        determination, all items of unsold housing inventory (other than Model
        Homes) of Borrower and its Domestic Subsidiaries with respect to which
        either (a) 90% of the direct construction costs have been incurred on
        such date or (b) at least ten months have elapsed from the date its
        construction was commenced through and including such date. Construction
        for purposes of this definition shall be deemed to have commenced upon
        the pouring of foundation concrete.

               "Domestic Subsidiary" means, with respect to any Person and as of
        any date of determination, a Subsidiary of such Person (a) that is
        organized under the Laws of the United States of America or any state
        thereof and (b) the majority of the assets of which (as reflected on a
        balance sheet of such Subsidiary prepared in accordance with Generally
        Accepted Accounting Principles) is located in the United States of
        America; provided that KBMHG (and each Subsidiary thereof) shall in all
        events be considered a Domestic Subsidiary of Borrower and Kaufman and
        Broad International, a California corporation, shall in no event be
        considered a Domestic Subsidiary of Borrower.

               "Domestic Unimproved Land" means, as of any date of
        determination, real Property located in the United States of America (a)
        owned by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries if on that date there has
        been expended by Borrower and its Subsidiaries less than 50% of the
        physical construction costs reasonably estimated by Borrower (in
        accordance with its past practices as of the 1997 Closing Date) to bring
        such real Property to "finished lot" status and (b) owned by other
        Persons but which, if owned by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries on
        that date, would have satisfied the requirement set forth in clause (a),
        if on that date Borrower or any of its Domestic Subsidiaries holds an
        option to purchase such real Property for which it has paid an amount
        equal to 20% or more of the purchase price provided for in such option
        to purchase. The "book value" with respect to Domestic Unimproved Land
        referred to in Section 6.15 shall be calculated as if the option to
        purchase had been exercised as of the date of determination, and
        otherwise in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles,
        consistently applied.

               "Eligible Assignee" means (a) another Bank, (b) any commercial
        bank, savings bank, savings and loan association or similar financial
        institution which, (i) has total assets of $5,000,000,000 or more, (ii)
        is "well capitalized" within the meaning of such term under the Federal
        Depository Institutions Control Act, (iii) is engaged in the business of
        lending money and extending credit under credit facilities substantially


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        similar to those extended under this Agreement and (iv) is operationally
        and procedurally able to meet the obligations of a Bank hereunder to the
        same degree as a commercial bank, (c) any insurance company engaged in
        the business of writing insurance which (i) has total assets of
        $5,000,000,000 or more, (ii) is "best capitalized" under applicable
        regulations of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and
        (iii) meets the requirements set forth in subclauses (iii) and (iv) of
        clause (b) above and (d) any other financial institution having total
        assets of $5,000,000,000 or more (including a mutual fund or other fund
        under management of an investment manager having under its management
        total assets of $5,000,000,000 or more) which meets the requirements set
        forth in subclauses (iii) and (iv) of clause (b) above; provided that
        each Eligible Assignee must (A) be organized under the Laws of the
        United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia
        or (B) if a commercial bank, be organized under the Laws set forth in
        clause (A) or under the Laws of the Cayman Islands or any country which
        is a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
        Development, or a political subdivision of such a country, and (C) act
        under the Loan Documents through a branch, agency or funding office
        located in the United States of America and (D) be exempt from
        withholding of tax on interest and deliver the documents related thereto
        pursuant to the Code.

               "ERISA" means, at any date, the Employee Retirement Income
        Security Act of 1974 and the regulations thereunder, all as the same
        shall be in effect at such date.

               "ERISA Affiliate" means, with respect to any Person, any other
        Person (or any trade or business, whether or not incorporated) that is
        under common control with that Person within the meaning of Section 414
        of the Code.

               "Event of Default" has the meaning set forth for that term in
        Section 9.1.

               "Federal Funds Rate" means the rate per annum equal to the
        weighted average (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100th
        of one percent) of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions
        with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal funds
        brokers as published for such day (or, if such day is not a Banking Day,
        for the next preceding Banking Day) by the Federal Reserve Bank of New
        York, or, if such rate is not so published for any day which is a
        Banking Day, the average, the average (rounded upwards, if necessary, to
        the nearest 1/100th of one percent) of the quotations for such day on
        transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three Federal
        funds brokers of recognized standing selected by the Administrative
        Agent.

               "Financial Subsidiary" means (a) the Mortgage Company, so long as
        it continues to engage in the mortgage banking business, and its
        Subsidiaries, (b) any Subsidiary of Borrower that is organized and
        operates solely to issue collateralized mortgage obligations, and (c)
        any other Subsidiary of Borrower that (i) is engaged primarily in the
        business of origination, marketing, and servicing of residential


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        mortgage loans, the sale of servicing rights, or the financing of long
        term residential mortgage loans, (ii) holds not less than 95% of its
        total assets in the form of Cash, Cash Equivalents, notes and mortgages
        receivable, Cash held by a trustee for the benefit of such Subsidiary or
        other financial instruments and (iii) is the subject of an Officer's
        Certificate of Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent stating
        that such Subsidiary is a Financial Subsidiary within the meaning
        hereof.

               "Fiscal Quarter" means each of the fiscal quarters of Borrower
        ending on each February 28 (or 29, if a leap year), May 31, August 31
        and November 30.

               "Fiscal Year" means each of the fiscal years of Borrower ending
        on each November 30 or as otherwise changed by the Borrower upon advance
        written notice to the Administrative Agent, but subject to the
        requirements of Section 1.3.

               "Foreign Subsidiary" means, with respect to any Person, a
        Subsidiary of that Person which is not a Domestic Subsidiary and with
        respect to Borrower, includes Kaufman and Broad International, Inc., a
        California corporation, but excludes KBMHG (and each Subsidiary
        thereof).

               "Generally Accepted Accounting Principles" means, as of any date
        of determination, accounting principles set forth as "generally
        accepted" in then currently effective Statements of the Auditing
        Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public
        Accountants, or, if such Statements are not then in effect, accounting
        principles that are then approved by a significant segment of the
        accounting profession in the United States of America. The term
        "consistently applied," as used in connection therewith, means that the
        accounting principles applied to financial statements of a Person as of
        any date or for any period are consistent in all material respects
        (subject to Section 1.3) to those applied to financial statements of
        that Person as of prior dates and for prior periods.

               "Government Securities" means (a) readily marketable direct full
        faith and credit obligations of the United States of America or
        obligations unconditionally guaranteed by the full faith and credit of
        the United States of America and (b) obligations of an agency or
        instrumentality of, or corporation owned, controlled or sponsored by,
        the United States of America that are generally considered in the
        securities industry to be implicit obligations of the United States of
        America.

               "Governmental Agency" means (a) any federal, state, county or
        municipal government, or political subdivision thereof, (b) any
        governmental or quasi-governmental agency, authority, board, bureau,
        commission, department, instrumentality, or public body, (c) any court
        or administrative tribunal, or (d) any arbitration tribunal or other
        non-governmental authority to whose jurisdiction a Person has consented,
        in each case whether of the United States of America or any other
        nation.


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               "Guarantor Subsidiary" means (a) any Domestic Subsidiary which is
        a Significant Subsidiary, other than any Financial Subsidiary and (b)
        any other Domestic Subsidiary, other than any Financial Subsidiary, that
        is designated in writing by Borrower to become a Guarantor Subsidiary.

               "Hazardous Materials" means substances defined as "hazardous
        substances" pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response,
        Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. Section 9601 et seq.,
        or as "hazardous", "toxic" or "pollutant" substances or as "solid waste"
        pursuant to the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 U.S.C.
        Section 1801, et seq., the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42
        U.S.C. Section 6901, et seq., or as "friable asbestos" pursuant to the
        Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 2601 et seq. or any
        other applicable Hazardous Materials Law, in each case as such Laws are
        amended from time to time.

               "Hazardous Materials Laws" means all Laws governing the
        treatment, transportation or disposal of Hazardous Materials applicable
        to any real Property of Borrower or its Subsidiaries.

               "Indebtedness" means, with respect to any Person, (a) all
        indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money, (b) that portion of the
        obligations of such Person under Capital Leases which should properly be
        recorded as a liability on a balance sheet of that Person prepared in
        accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, (c) any
        obligation of such Person that is evidenced by a promissory note or
        other instrument representing an extension of credit to such Person,
        whether or not for borrowed money, (d) any obligation of such Person for
        the deferred purchase price of Property or services (other than trade or
        other accounts payable in the ordinary course of business in accordance
        with customary industry terms), (e) any obligation of the types referred
        to in clauses (a) through (d) above that is secured by a Lien (other
        than a Permitted Encumbrance) on assets of such Person, whether or not
        that Person has assumed such obligation or whether or not such
        obligation is non-recourse to the credit of such Person, but only to the
        extent of the fair market value of the assets so subject to the Lien,
        (f) obligations of such Person arising under acceptance facilities or
        under facilities for the discount of accounts receivable of such Person
        and (g) any obligation of such Person under letters of credit issued for
        the account of such Person and that is not otherwise a Contingent
        Guaranty Obligation.

               "Intangible Assets" means assets that are considered intangible
        assets under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, including (a)
        customer lists, goodwill, computer software, unamortized deferred
        charges, unamortized debt discount, capitalized research and development
        costs and other intangible assets and (b) any write-up in book value of
        any asset subsequent to its acquisition, but excluding any existing
        write-up in book value of any asset acquired by Borrower or any of its
        Subsidiaries prior to the 1997 Closing Date, as such write-up may
        decrease (but not increase) from time to time.


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               "Interest Period" means, as to each LIBOR Loan, a period of one,
        two, three or six months, as designated by Borrower; provided that (a)
        the first day of each Interest Period must be a LIBOR Market Day, (b)
        any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a
        LIBOR Market Day shall be extended to the next succeeding LIBOR Market
        Day, unless such LIBOR Market Day falls in the next calendar month, in
        which case the LIBOR Period shall end on the next preceding LIBOR Market
        Day, and (c) no Interest Period may extend beyond (i) the Maturity Date,
        in the case of Loans under the Line A Commitment or (ii) the Line B
        Maturity Date, in the case of Loans under the Line B Commitment.

               "Investment" means, with respect to any Person, any investment by
        that Person, whether by means of purchase or other acquisition of
        capital stock or other Securities of any other Person or by means of
        loan, advance, capital contribution, or other debt or equity
        participation or interest in any other Person, including any partnership
        or joint venture interest in any other Person; provided that an
        Investment of a Person shall not include any trade or account receivable
        arising in the ordinary course of the business of such Person. The
        amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without
        adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the market value of
        such Investment.

               "Investment Grade Credit Rating" means, as of any date of
        determination, that at least two (2) Rating Agencies have as of that
        date issued credit ratings for Borrower's long-term senior unsecured
        debt of (a) at least BBB- in the case of S&P, (b) at least Baa3 in the
        case of Moody's and (c) at least BBB- in the case of Duff. For purposes
        of the foregoing, "S&P" means Standard & Poor's Rating Group (a division
        of McGraw-Hill, Inc.) and its successors, "Moody's" means Moody's
        Investor's Service, Inc. and its successors, "Duff" means Duff & Phelps,
        Inc. and its successors and "Rating Agencies" means S&P, Moody's and
        Duff.

               "Issuing Bank" means, subject to Section 2.5(h), Bank of America.

               "Joint Venture" means any Person (a) in which Borrower or any
        Subsidiary of Borrower holds an equity Investment and (b) which has at
        least one holder of its equity interests that is not an Affiliate of
        Borrower or any Subsidiary of Borrower.

               "KBMHG" means Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group, Inc., a
        Subsidiary of Borrower.

               "Laws" means, collectively, all foreign, federal, state and local
        statutes, treaties, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations and
        controlling precedents of any Governmental Agency.

               "Letters of Credit" means any of the standby or commercial
        letters of credit (including financial and performance letters of
        credit) issued by an Issuing Bank 


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        under the Line A Commitment pursuant to Section 2.5, either as
        originally issued or as the same may be supplemented, modified, amended,
        renewed, extended or supplanted.

               "Letter of Credit Usage" means, as of any date of determination,
        the aggregate undrawn face amount of outstanding Letters of Credit plus
        the aggregate amount of unreimbursed draws under Letters of Credit.

               "LIBOR" means, for each LIBOR Loan, that rate per annum,
        determined solely by the Administrative Agent, pursuant to the following
        formula (with each component expressed as a decimal and rounded upward
        to the nearest 1/100 of 1%):

                London Interbank Offered Rate for that LIBOR Loan
                -------------------------------------------------
                            1.00 - Reserve Percentage

               "LIBOR Advance" means an Advance made by a Bank to fund its Pro
        Rata Share of a LIBOR Loan.

               "LIBOR Lending Office" means, with respect to each Bank, its
        office, branch or affiliate identified on the signature page hereof as
        its LIBOR Lending Office or such other office, branch or affiliate as
        such Bank may hereafter designate as its LIBOR Lending Office by notice
        to Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

               "LIBOR Loan" means a Loan made hereunder and designated or
        redesignated as a LIBOR Loan in accordance with Article 2.

               "LIBOR Market" means the London, England market established by
        and among banks for the solicitation, offer and acceptance of Dollar
        deposits in such banks.

               "LIBOR Market Day" means any Banking Day on which commercial
        banks are open for international business (including dealing in Dollar
        deposits) in London, England.

               "Lien" means any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation,
        assignment for security, security interest, encumbrance, lien or charge
        of any kind, whether voluntarily incurred or arising by operation of Law
        or otherwise, affecting any Property, including any agreement to grant
        any of the foregoing (other than an agreement which gives to a Person
        the right to become equally and ratably secured with any other Person to
        whom a Lien is granted on any item of Property) any conditional sale or
        other title retention agreement, any lease in the nature of a security
        interest, and/or the filing of or agreement to give any financing
        statement (other than a precautionary financing statement with respect
        to a lease that is not in the nature of a security interest) under the
        Uniform Commercial Code or comparable Law of any jurisdiction with
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               "Line A Commitment" means, subject to Section 2.6, $400,000,000.
        The Pro Rata Shares of the Banks with respect to the Line A Commitment
        are set forth in Schedule 1.1.

               "Line A Note" means each promissory note made by Borrower to a
        Bank evidencing the Advances under that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the
        Line A commitment, substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1, either as
        originally executed or as the same may from time to time be
        supplemented, modified, amended, renewed, extended or supplanted.

               "Line B Commitment" means, subject to Section 2.6, $100,000,000.
        The Pro Rata Shares of the Banks with respect to the Line B Commitment
        are set forth in Schedule 1.1.

               "Line B Maturity Date" means the day 364 days after the 1997
        Closing Date, subject to any extension of the Line B Maturity Date
        pursuant to Section 2.6.

               "Line B Note" means each promissory note made by Borrower to a
        Bank evidencing the Advances under that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the
        Line B Commitment, substantially in the form of Exhibit C-2, either as
        originally executed or as the same may from time to time be
        supplemented, modified, amended, renewed, extended or supplanted.

               "Loan" means any of the groups of Advances made at any one time
        by the Banks.

               "Loan Documents" means, collectively, this Agreement, the Notes,
        the Swing Line Documents, the Subsidiary Guaranty and any other
        agreement or instrument that may hereafter be executed and delivered by
        Borrower or a Subsidiary of Borrower in favor of the Banks relating to
        or in furtherance of this Agreement.

               "London Interbank Offered Rate" means, for each LIBOR Loan, the
        per annum rate (rounded upward to the nearest 1/100 of 1%), determined
        solely by the Administrative Agent, at which Bank of America's branch in
        London, England would offer deposits of Dollars in the LIBOR Market at
        or about 11:00 a.m., London time, on the day two LIBOR Market Days
        preceding the first day of the applicable Interest Period for
        approximately the same time period as the applicable Interest Period and
        in an amount approximately equal to Bank of America's Pro Rata Share of
        that LIBOR Loan.

               "Majority Banks" means (a) as of any date of determination, if
        the Line A Commitment and the Line B Commitment are then in effect,
        Banks holding in the aggregate in excess of 50% of the Commitments then
        in effect, (b) as of any date of determination, if the Line A Commitment
        is then in effect but the Line B Commitment has then been terminated,
        Banks holding in the aggregate in excess of 50% of the sum 


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        of the Line A Commitments then in effect plus the aggregate Indebtedness
        then evidenced by the Line B Notes or (c) as of any date of
        determination, if the Line A Commitment and the Line B Commitment has
        then been terminated or suspended and there is then any Indebtedness
        evidenced by the Notes, Banks holding in the aggregate in excess of 50%
        of the aggregate Indebtedness then evidenced by the Notes and the Swing
        Line Documents.

               "Managing Agents" means Bank of America, NationsBank of Texas,
        N.A. and Credit Lyonnais, in each case so long as such bank is a Bank
        hereunder. The Managing Agents, in such capacities, shall have no duties
        under the Loan Documents beyond those of Banks.

               "Material Adverse Effect" means any circumstance or event, or any
        set of circumstances or events which, individually or when aggregated
        with any other circumstances or events, (a) has or is reasonably likely
        to have any material adverse effect upon the validity or enforceability
        of any Loan Document, (b) is or is reasonably likely to be material and
        adverse to the condition (financial or otherwise) or operations of
        Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (c) materially impairs
        or is reasonably likely to materially impair the ability of Borrower and
        its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, to perform the Obligations or (d)
        were initiated or approved by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and
        which materially impair or are reasonably likely to materially impair
        the ability of the Banks to enforce any material legal remedy pursuant
        to the Loan Documents.

               "Maturity Date" means April 30, 2001.

               "Model Homes" means housing units which have been completed,
        furnished and landscaped and are used in the marketing efforts with
        respect to a residential home project, provided that the total number of
        units considered as Model Homes at any time shall not exceed an amount
        equal to (a) the number of domestic residential home projects open for
        sale at such time, times (b) four (4).

               "Money Market Facility" means any unsecured credit facility the
        advances under which have a maturity of not in excess of 180 days and
        which have been extended to Borrower from time to time other than under
        this Agreement, either by a Bank or by any other financial institution.

               "Money Market Facility Lender" means, with respect to a Money
        Market Facility, the financial institution that extended such Money
        Market Facility to Borrower.

               "Money Market Outstandings" means, as of any date of
        determination, the aggregate principal amount outstanding under all
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               "Mortgage Company" means Kaufman and Broad Mortgage Company, an
        Illinois corporation and a wholly owned Financial Subsidiary of
        Borrower.

               "Mortgage Warehousing Agreement" means that certain Mortgage Loan
        Warehousing Agreement dated as of February 24, 1997 among Mortgage
        Company, the banks party thereto and NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as
        agent for the banks, and as the same may from time to time be amended,
        modified, refinanced or replaced.

               "Multiemployer Plan" means any employee benefit plan of a type
        described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.

               "Net Orders" means, as of any date of determination, the number
        of items of housing inventory that are in the process of being sold and
        with respect to which a purchase contract has been signed, as reported
        in Borrower's filings with the Securities Exchange Commission.

               "Net Realizable Value Adjustment" means the adjustment required
        pursuant to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (including FAS 121
        issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board) to reflect a
        decrease in the book value of assets below their historical costs.

               "Non-Recourse Indebtedness" means Indebtedness incurred in
        connection with the purchase or improvement of Property (a) that is
        secured solely by the Property purchased or improved, (b) with respect
        to which the holder of such Indebtedness has recourse only to such
        Property, and (c) that is otherwise non-recourse (whether by contract or
        under applicable Law) to any Person.

               "Notes" means the Line A Notes and the Line B Notes.

               "Obligations" means all present and future obligations of every
        kind or nature of Borrower or any Party at any time and from time to
        time owed to the Administrative Agent or the Banks or any one or more of
        them under any one or more of the Loan Documents, whether due or to
        become due, matured or unmatured, liquidated or unliquidated, or
        contingent or noncontingent, including obligations of performance as
        well as obligations of payment, and including interest that accrues to
        the extent permitted by applicable Law after the commencement of any
        proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law by or against Borrower.

               "Officer's Certificate" means, when used with reference to any
        Person, a certificate signed by a Senior Officer of such Person.

               "Operating Loss" means, for any Fiscal Quarter, that the sum of
        (a) Consolidated Net Income for that Fiscal Quarter plus (b) all taxes
        on or measured by income payable by Borrower with respect to such
        Consolidated Net Income plus (c) all non-Cash Net Realizable Value
        Adjustments made during that Fiscal Quarter is 


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        less than zero; provided that each amount described in clauses (a), (b)
        and (c) shall be adjusted to eliminate any portion thereof, or effect
        thereon, attributable to a Financial Subsidiary.

               "Opinions of Counsel" means the favorable written legal opinions
        of (a) Sidley & Austin, special counsel to Borrower, and (b) Barton P.
        Pachino, General Counsel of Borrower substantially in the form of
        Exhibits D-1 and D-2, respectively, together with copies of all factual
        certificates and legal opinions upon which such counsel has relied.

               "Party" means any Person other than the Banks, the Managing
        Agents or the Co-Agents which now or hereafter is a party to any of the
        Loan Documents.

               "PBGC" means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or any
        successor thereto established under ERISA.

               "Pension Plan" means any "employee pension benefit plan" (as such
        term is defined in ERISA) which is subject to Title IV of ERISA and
        which is maintained for employees of Borrower or any of its ERISA
        Affiliates.

               "Permitted Encumbrances" means:

               (a) inchoate Liens incident to construction or maintenance of
        real property; or Liens incident to construction or maintenance of real
        property now or hereafter filed of record for which adequate reserves
        have been set aside and which are being contested in good faith by
        appropriate proceedings and have not proceeded to judgment, provided
        that, by reason of nonpayment of the obligations secured by such Liens,
        no material property is subject to a material risk of loss or
        forfeiture;

               (b) Liens for taxes and assessments on real property which are
        not yet past due; or Liens for taxes and assessments on real property
        for which adequate reserves have been set aside and are being contested
        in good faith by appropriate proceedings and have not proceeded to
        judgment, provided that, by reason of nonpayment of the obligations
        secured by such Liens, no material property is subject to a material
        risk of loss or forfeiture;

               (c) minor defects and irregularities in title to any real
        property which in the aggregate do not materially impair the fair market
        value or use of the real property for the purposes for which it is or
        may reasonably be expected to be held;

               (d) easements, exceptions, reservations, or other agreements for
        the purpose of pipelines, conduits, cables, wire communication lines,
        power lines and substations, streets, trails, walkways, drainage,
        irrigation, water, utilities, and sewerage purposes, dikes, canals,
        ditches, the removal of oil, gas, coal, or other minerals, and other
        like purposes affecting real property, facilities, or equipment 


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        which in the aggregate do not materially burden or impair the fair
        market value or use of such property for the purposes for which it is or
        may reasonably be expected to be held;

               (e) easements, exceptions, reservations, or other agreements for
        the purpose of facilitating the joint or common use of property in a
        shopping center or similar real property project affecting real property
        which in the aggregate do not materially burden or impair the fair
        market value or use of such property for the purposes for which it is or
        may reasonably be expected to be held;

               (f) rights reserved to or vested in any Governmental Agency to
        control or regulate the use of any real property;

               (g) any obligations or duties affecting any real property to any
        Governmental Agency with respect to any right, power, franchise, grant,
        license, or permit;

               (h) present or future zoning laws and ordinances or other laws
        and ordinances restricting the occupancy, use, or enjoyment of real
        property;

               (i) statutory Liens, including warehouseman's liens, other than
        those described in clauses (a) or (b) above, arising in the ordinary
        course of business with respect to obligations which are not delinquent
        or are being contested in good faith, provided that, if delinquent,
        adequate reserves have been set aside with respect thereto and, by
        reason of nonpayment, no material property is subject to a material risk
        of loss or forfeiture;

               (j) covenants, conditions, and restrictions affecting the use of
        real property which in the aggregate do not materially impair the fair
        market value or use of the real property for the purposes for which it
        is or may reasonably be expected to be held;

               (k) rights of tenants under leases and rental agreements covering
        real property entered into in the ordinary course of business of the
        Person owning such real property;

               (l) Liens consisting of pledges or deposits to secure obligations
        under workers' compensation laws or similar legislation, including Liens
        of judgments thereunder which are not currently dischargeable;

               (m) Liens consisting of pledges or deposits of property to secure
        performance in connection with operating leases made in the ordinary
        course of business to which the Borrower or a Subsidiary is a party as
        lessee, provided the aggregate value of all such pledges and deposits in
        connection with any such lease does not at any time exceed 25% of the
        annual fixed rentals payable under such lease;


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               (n) Liens consisting of deposits of property to secure statutory
        obligations of the Borrower or a Subsidiary of Borrower in the ordinary
        course of its business; and

               (o) Liens consisting of deposits of property to secure (or in
        lieu of) surety, appeal or customs bonds in proceedings to which
        Borrower or a Subsidiary of Borrower is a party in the ordinary course
        of its business.

               "Permitted Right of Others" means a Right of Others consisting of
        (a) an interest (other than a legal or equitable co-ownership interest,
        an option or right to acquire a legal or equitable co-ownership interest
        and any interest of a ground lessor under a ground lease), that does not
        materially impair the value or use of property for the purposes for
        which it is or may reasonably be expected to be held, (b) an option or
        right to acquire a Lien that would be a Permitted Encumbrance or (c) the
        reversionary interest of a landlord under a lease of Property.

               "Person" means an individual, trustee, corporation, general
        partnership, limited partnership, joint stock company, trust, estate,
        unincorporated organization, union, tribe, business association or firm,
        joint venture, Governmental Agency, or other entity.

               "Pricing Period" means the three calendar month periods of (a)
        May 1 through July 31, (b) August 1 through October 31, (c) November 1
        through January 31, and (d) February 1 through April 30, and the
        Consolidated Leverage Ratio applicable to any Pricing Period shall be
        the one that is calculated as of the Fiscal Quarter end that falls
        approximately 60 days prior to the beginning of such Pricing Period.

               "Prior Loan Agreement" has the meaning set forth for that term
        in the Recitals hereto.

               "Projections" means the financial projections of Borrower
        delivered to the Banks and dated as of March 17, 1997.

               "Property" means any interest in any kind of property or asset,
        whether real, personal or mixed, or tangible or intangible.

               "Pro Rata Share" of a Bank, as pertains to the Line A Commitment,
        the Line B Commitment or the Commitments, means the applicable
        percentage set forth opposite the name of that Bank on Schedule 1.1 to
        this Agreement.

               "Quarterly Payment Date" means June 30, 1997 and each September
        30, December 31, March 31 and June 30 thereafter through and including
        the Maturity Date.

               "Reference Rate" means the per annum rate of interest publicly
        announced from time to time by Bank of America at San Francisco,
        California, as its Reference 


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        Rate. The Reference Rate is set by Bank of America based on various
        factors, including Bank of America's costs and desired return, general
        economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point
        for pricing loans. Bank of America may price loans at, above or below
        the Reference Rate. Any change in the Reference Rate shall take effect
        on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.

               "Regulation D" means Regulation D, as at any time amended, of the
        Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or any other regulation
        in substance substituted therefor.

               "Regulatory Development" means (a) any change in the Laws, (b)
        change in the application of any existing Laws or the interpretation
        thereof by any Governmental Agency or central bank or comparable
        authority (whether or not having the force of Law), or (c) compliance by
        any Bank with any request or directive (whether or not having the force
        of Law) of any Governmental Agency or central bank or comparable
        authority.

               "Request for Letter of Credit" means a written request for the
        issuance of a Letter of Credit signed by a Responsible Official of
        Borrower, in a form reasonably designated from time to time by the
        Administrative Agent.

               "Request for Loan" means a request for a Loan signed by a
        Responsible Official of Borrower, in a form reasonably designated from
        time to time by the Administrative Agent.

               "Request for Redesignation of Loans" means a written request for
        redesignation of Loans signed by a Responsible Official of Borrower, in
        a form reasonably designated from time to time by the Administrative
        Agent.

               "Requirement of Law" means, as to any Person, the articles or
        certificate of incorporation and by-laws or other organizational or
        governing documents of such Person, any Law or any judgment, award,
        decree, writ or determination of, or any consent or similar agreement
        with, a Governmental Agency, in each case applicable to or binding upon
        such Person or any of its Property or to which such Person or any of its
        Property is subject.

               "Reserve Percentage" means, for each LIBOR Loan, the total of the
        maximum reserve percentages for determining the reserves to be
        maintained by member banks of the Federal Reserve System for
        Eurocurrency Liabilities, as defined in Regulation D. The Reserve
        Percentage shall be expressed in decimal form and rounded upward, if
        necessary, to the nearest 1/100th of one percent, and shall include
        marginal, emergency, supplemental, special and other reserve
        percentages. The Reserve Percentage shall be determined solely by the
        Administrative Agent, which determination shall be conclusive absent
        manifest error.


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               "Responsible Official" means (a) when used with reference to a
        Person other than an individual, any corporate officer of such Person,
        general partner of such Person, corporate officer of a corporate general
        partner of such Person, or corporate officer of a corporate general
        partner of a partnership that is a general partner of such Person, or
        any other responsible official thereof duly acting on behalf thereof,
        and (b) when used with reference to a Person who is an individual, such
        Person. Any document or certificate hereunder that is signed or executed
        by a Responsible Official of a Person shall be conclusively presumed to
        have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or
        other action on the part of that Person.

               "Right of Others" means, with respect to any Property in which a
        Person has an interest, (a) any legal or equitable claim or other
        interest (other than a Lien) in or with respect to that Property held by
        any other Person, and (b) any option or right held by any other Person
        to acquire any such claim or other interest (including a Lien).

               "Securities" means any capital stock, share, voting trust
        certificate, bonds, debentures, notes or other evidences of
        indebtedness, limited partnership interests, or any warrant, option or
        other right to purchase or acquire any of the foregoing.

               "Senior Officer" means the (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief
        operating officer, (c) chief financial officer, or (d) treasurer, in
        each case whatever the title nomenclature may be, of the Person
        designated.

               "Shareholders' Equity" means, as of any date of determination,
        shareholders' equity as of that date determined in accordance with
        Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; provided that there shall be
        excluded from Shareholders' Equity any amount attributable to capital
        stock that is, directly or indirectly, required to be redeemed or
        repurchased by the issuer thereof prior to the date which is one year
        after the Maturity Date or upon the occurrence of specified events or at
        the election of the holder thereof.

               "Significant Subsidiary" means, as of the 1997 Closing Date,
        those Subsidiaries of Borrower identified as such in Schedule 4.4 and,
        as of any other date of determination, any Subsidiary of Borrower (other
        than a Joint Venture) with respect to which any of the following
        conditions is met:

               (a) the aggregate book value of all Investments of Borrower and
        its Subsidiaries in such Subsidiary exceeds 5% of the consolidated total
        assets (other than assets of Financial Subsidiaries) of Borrower and its
        Subsidiaries as of such date; or

               (b) the proportionate share of Borrower and its Subsidiaries in
        the total assets of such Subsidiary (after intercompany eliminations)
        exceeds 5% of the consolidated total assets (other than assets of
        Financial Subsidiaries) of Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of such
        date; or


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               (c) the equity of Borrower and its Subsidiaries in the net income
        of such Subsidiary (before income taxes, extraordinary items and
        cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles) as of the end of
        the most recently ended fiscal year or years of such Subsidiary exceeds
        the greater of (i) an amount equal to 5% of the consolidated net income
        of Borrower and its Subsidiaries (computed as aforesaid) as of the end
        of the most recent Fiscal Year ended prior to such date or (ii)
        $3,000,000.

               "Subordinated Obligations" means, collectively, all obligations
        of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that (a) do not provide for any
        payment of principal, any sinking fund payment or any scheduled
        redemption prior to the Maturity Date, (b) are expressly subordinated to
        the Obligations by a written instrument containing subordination and
        related provisions (including interest payment blockage, standstill and
        related provisions) not materially less favorable to the Banks in any
        respect whatsoever from those applicable to Borrower's 9-5/8% Senior
        Subordinated Notes due 2006 (the "Subordinated Notes") (or such other
        subordination and related provisions as may be approved in writing by
        the Majority Banks), (c) are subject to financial covenants not
        materially more burdensome to Borrower in any respect than those
        applicable to the Subordinated Notes, except such covenants as may be
        approved in writing by the Majority Banks and (d) are subject to other
        covenants (other than the covenant to pay interest) and events of
        default which in the aggregate are not materially more burdensome to
        Borrower than those applicable to the Subordinated Notes, except such
        covenants or events of default as may be approved in writing by the
        Majority Banks.

               "Subsidiary" means, with respect to any Person, any corporation,
        limited liability company, partnership or joint venture whether now
        existing or hereafter organized or acquired: (a) in the case of a
        corporation or limited liability company, of which securities having a
        majority of the ordinary voting power for the election of the board of
        directors (other than securities having such power only by reason of the
        happening of a contingency) are at the time owned by such Person and/or
        one or more Subsidiaries of such Person or (b) in the case of a
        partnership, joint venture or other business entity, in which such
        Person or a Subsidiary of such Person is a general partner.

               "Subsidiary Guaranty" means the guaranty of the Obligations
        executed by each Guarantor Subsidiary of Borrower substantially in the
        form of Exhibit E, either as originally executed or as the same may from
        time to time be supplemented, modified, amended, renewed, extended or
        supplanted.

               "Swing Line" means the revolving line of credit established by
        the Swing Line Bank in favor of Borrower pursuant to Section 2.4.

               "Swing Line Bank" means Bank of America.


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               "Swing Line Documents" means the promissory note and any other
        documents executed by Borrower in favor of the Swing Line Bank in
        connection with the Swing Line.

               "Swing Line Loans" means loans made by the Swing Line Bank to
        Borrower pursuant to Section 2.4.

               "Swing Line Outstandings" means, as of any date of determination,
        the aggregate principal Indebtedness of Borrower on all Swing Line Loans
        then outstanding.

               "Syndication Agent" means NationsBank of Texas, N.A., so long as
        such bank is a Bank hereunder. The Syndication Agent shall have no
        duties under the Loan Documents beyond those of a Bank.

               "Termination Event" means (a) a "reportable event" as defined in
        Section 4043 of ERISA (other than a "reportable event" that is not
        subject to the provision for 30 day notice to the PBGC), (b) the
        withdrawal of Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from a Pension
        Plan during any plan year in which it was a "substantial employer" as
        defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA, (c) the filing of a notice of
        intent to terminate a Pension Plan or the treatment of an amendment to a
        Pension Plan as a termination thereof pursuant to Section 4041 of ERISA,
        other than pursuant to Section 4041(b) of ERISA, (d) the institution of
        proceedings to terminate a Pension Plan by the PBGC or (e) any other
        event or condition which might reasonably be expected to constitute
        grounds under ERISA for the termination of, or the apportionment of a
        trustee to administer, any Pension Plan.

               "to the best knowledge of" means, when modifying a
        representation, warranty or other statement of any Person, that such
        representation, warranty or statement is a representation, warranty or
        statement that (a) the Person making it has no actual knowledge of the
        inaccuracy of the matters therein stated and (b) assuming the exercise
        by the Person making it of reasonable due diligence under the
        circumstances (in accordance with the standard of what a reasonable
        Person would have done under similar circumstances), the Person making
        it would have no actual knowledge of the inaccuracy of the matters
        therein stated. Where the Person making the representation, warranty or
        statement is not a natural Person, the aforesaid actual or constructive
        knowledge shall be that of any Senior Officer of that Person.

               1.2 Use of Defined Terms. Any defined term used in the plural
preceded by the definite article shall be taken to encompass all members of the
relevant class. Any defined term used in the singular preceded by "any" shall be
taken to indicate any number of the members of the relevant class.

               1.3 Accounting Terms. All accounting terms not specifically
defined in this Agreement shall be construed in conformity with, and all
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submitted by this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles, consistently applied, except as otherwise
specifically prescribed herein. In the event that Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles change during the term of this Agreement such that the financial
covenants contained in Sections 6.9, 6.10 or 6.11 would then be calculated in a
different manner or with different components or would render the same not
meaningful criteria for evaluating Borrower's financial condition, (a) Borrower
and the Banks agree to amend this Agreement in such respects as are necessary to
conform those covenants as criteria for evaluating Borrower's financial
condition to substantially the same criteria as were effective prior to such
change in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and (b) Borrower shall be
deemed to be in compliance with the financial covenants contained in such
Sections during the 90 day period following such change in Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles if and to the extent that Borrower would have been in
compliance therewith under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as in effect
immediately prior to such change. In the event that the Borrower changes its
Fiscal Year during the term of this Agreement, Borrower and the Banks agree to
amend this Agreement and the other Loan Documents in such respects as are
necessary to conform the definitions, the financial covenants, the reporting
requirements and the other provisions thereof to fairly reflect such change in
the Borrower's Fiscal Year.

               1.4 Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by
Borrower pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the
appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place
more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed in this
Agreement and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a
round-up if there is no nearest number) to the number of places by which such
ratio is expressed in this Agreement.

               1.5 Miscellaneous Terms. The term "or" is disjunctive; the term
"and" is conjunctive. The term "shall" is mandatory; the term "may" is
permissive. Masculine terms also apply to females; feminine terms also apply to
males. The term "including" is by way of example and not limitation.

               1.6 Exhibits and Schedules. All Exhibits and Schedules to this
Agreement, either as originally existing or as the same may from time to time be
supplemented, modified, or amended, are incorporated herein by reference. A
matter disclosed on any Schedule shall be deemed disclosed on all Schedules.

               1.7 References to "Borrower and its Subsidiaries". Any reference
herein to "Borrower and its Subsidiaries" or the like shall refer solely to
Borrower during such times, if any, as Borrower shall have no Subsidiaries.


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                                    Article 2
                           LOANS AND LETTERS OF CREDIT

               2.1 Loans-General.

               (a) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this
        Agreement (including Section 8.2), at any time and from time to time
        from the 1997 Closing Date through the Banking Day immediately preceding
        the Maturity Date, each Bank shall, pro rata according to that Bank's
        Pro Rata Share of the Line A Commitment then in effect, make Advances to
        Borrower under the Line A Commitment in such amounts as Borrower may
        request; provided that after giving effect to such Advance, (i) the
        aggregate outstanding principal evidenced by the Notes plus the Letter
        of Credit Usage plus the Money Market Outstandings plus Swing Line
        Outstandings shall not exceed the Commitments and (ii) the aggregate
        outstanding principal evidenced by the Line A Notes plus the Letter of
        Credit Usage plus Swing Line Outstandings shall not exceed the Line A
        Commitment. Subject to the limitations set forth herein, Borrower may
        borrow, repay and reborrow under this Section 2.1(a) without premium or
        penalty.

               (b) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this
        Agreement (including Section 8.2), at any time and from time to time
        from the 1997 Closing Date through the Banking Day immediately preceding
        the Line B Maturity Date, each Bank shall, pro rata according to that
        Bank's Pro Rata Share of the Line B Commitment then in effect, make
        Advances to Borrower under the Line B Commitment in such amounts as
        Borrower may request; provided that after giving effect to such Advance,
        (i) the aggregate outstanding principal evidenced by the Notes plus the
        Letter of Credit Usage plus the Money Market Outstandings plus Swing
        Line Outstandings shall not exceed the Commitments and (ii) the
        aggregate outstanding principal evidenced by the Line B Notes shall not
        exceed the Line B Commitment. Subject to the limitations set forth
        herein, Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow under this Section
        2.1(b) without premium or penalty.

               (c) Subject to the next sentence and to Sections 2.4(e) and
        2.5(d), each Loan shall be made pursuant to a Request for Loan which
        shall be in a form and shall contain information specified from time to
        time by the Administrative Agent and which shall in all events specify
        the applicable Commitment and the requested (i) date of such Loan, (ii)
        type of Loan, (iii) amount of such Loan and (iv) in the case of a LIBOR
        Loan, Interest Period for such Loan. Unless the Administrative Agent, in
        its sole and absolute discretion, has notified Borrower to the contrary,
        each Loan may be requested by telephone (promptly confirmed in writing)
        or telecopier by a Responsible Official of Borrower, and Borrower shall
        confirm such request by promptly mailing a Request for Loan conforming
        to the preceding sentence to the Administrative Agent.

               (d) Promptly following receipt of a Request for Loan, the
        Administrative Agent shall notify each Bank by telephone, telecopier or
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        the Loan, the applicable Interest Period in the case of an LIBOR Loan,
        the applicable Commitment, and that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the Loan.
        Not later than 11:00 a.m., California time, on the date specified for
        any Loan, each Bank shall make its Pro Rata Share of the Loan in
        immediately available funds available to the Administrative Agent at the
        Administrative Agent's Office. Upon fulfillment of the applicable
        conditions set forth in Article 8, all Advances shall be credited in
        immediately available funds to the Designated Deposit Account.

               (e) The principal amount of each Loan shall be an integral
        multiple of $1,000,000 and shall be in an amount not less than (i)
        $1,000,000 if such Loan is an Alternate Base Rate Loan and (ii)
        $5,000,000 if such Loan is a LIBOR Loan.

               (f) A Request for Loan shall be irrevocable upon the
        Administrative Agent's first notification thereof. The obligation of
        each Bank to make any Advance is several, and not joint or joint and
        several, and is not conditioned upon the performance by any other Bank
        of its obligation to make Advances. The failure by any Bank to perform
        its obligation to make any Advance will not increase the obligation of
        any other Bank to make Advances.

               (g) Borrower may redesignate an Alternate Base Rate Loan as a
        LIBOR Loan, or a LIBOR Loan as an Alternate Base Rate Loan or a LIBOR
        Loan with a new Interest Period, by delivering a Request for
        Redesignation to the Administrative Agent, within the time periods and
        pursuant to the conditions set forth in Section 2.1(c), 2.2 or 2.3, as
        applicable, and elsewhere in this Agreement. If no Request for
        Redesignation (or telephonic or other request referred to in the second
        sentence of Section 2.1(c), if applicable) has been made prior to the
        last day of the Interest Period for an outstanding LIBOR Loan within the
        requisite notice periods set forth in Section 2.3, then Borrower shall
        be deemed to have requested that such LIBOR Loan be redesignated as an
        Alternate Base Rate Loan.

               (h) The Advances made by each Bank under this Section 2.1 shall
        be evidenced by that Bank's Line A Note or Line B Note, as applicable.

               2.2 Alternate Base Rate Loans. Each request by Borrower for an
Alternate Base Rate Loan shall be made pursuant to a Request for Loan (or
telephonic or other request for loan referred to in the second sentence of
Section 2.1(c), if applicable) received by the Administrative Agent, at the
Administrative Agent's Office, not later than 9:00 a.m., California time, on the
Banking Day on which the requested Alternate Base Rate Loan is to be made. The
Administrative Agent shall notify each Bank of a request for an Alternate Base
Rate Loan as soon as practicable after receipt of the same. All Loans shall
constitute Alternate Base Rate Loans unless properly designated as LIBOR Loans
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               2.3    LIBOR Loans.

               (a) Each request by Borrower for a LIBOR Loan shall be made
        pursuant to a Request for Loan (or telephonic or other request for loan
        referred to in the second sentence of Section 2.1(c), if applicable)
        received by the Administrative Agent, at the Administrative Agent's
        Office, not later than 9:00 a.m., California time, at least three (3)
        LIBOR Market Days before the first day of the applicable Interest
        Period. The Administrative Agent shall notify each Bank of a request for
        a LIBOR Loan as soon as practicable after receipt of the same.

               (b) At or about 10:00 a.m., California time, two (2) LIBOR Market
        Days before the first day of the applicable Interest Period, the
        Administrative Agent shall determine the applicable LIBOR (which
        determination shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error) and
        promptly shall give notice of the same to Borrower and the Banks by
        telephone, telecopier or telex.

               (c) No more than ten (10) LIBOR Loans may be outstanding at any
        particular time.

               (d) Unless the Majority Banks otherwise consent, no LIBOR Loan
        may be requested during the continuance of an Event of Default.

               2.4    Swing Line.

               (a) The Swing Line Bank shall from time to time through the day
        prior to the Maturity Date make Swing Line Loans to Borrower in such
        amounts as Borrower may request, provided that (i) giving effect to such
        Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Outstandings do not exceed $15,000,000,
        (ii) the conditions to an Advance specified in Article 8 have been
        satisfied, (iii) without the consent of all of the Banks, no Swing Line
        Loan may be made during the continuation of an Event of Default, (iv)
        the Swing Line Bank has not given at least twenty-four (24) hours prior
        notice to Borrower that availability under the Swing Line is suspended
        or terminated and (v) after giving effect to such Swing Line Loan, (A)
        the aggregate outstanding principal evidenced by the Notes plus the
        Letter of Credit Usage plus the Money Market Outstandings plus the Swing
        Line Outstandings shall not exceed the Commitments and (B) the aggregate
        outstanding principal evidenced by the Line A Notes plus the Letter of
        Credit Usage plus Swing Line Outstandings shall not exceed the Line A
        Commitment. Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow under this Section
        2.4. Unless notified to the contrary by the Swing Line Bank, borrowings
        under the Swing Line may be made in amounts which are integral multiples
        of $100,000 upon telephonic request, and delivery of such written
        request and certification as the Swing Line Bank may designate from time
        to time, by a Responsible Official of Borrower made to the Swing Line
        Bank not later than 4:00 p.m., Los Angeles time, on the Banking Day of
        the requested borrowing (in all events, any telephonic request shall be
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        Unless notified to the contrary by the Swing Line Bank, each repayment
        of a Swing Line Loan shall be in an amount which is an integral multiple
        of $100,000. If Borrower instructs the Swing Line Bank to debit its
        demand deposit account at the Swing Line Bank in the amount of any
        payment with respect to a Swing Line Loan, or the Swing Line Bank
        otherwise receives repayment, after 1:00 p.m., Los Angeles time, on a
        Banking Day, such payment shall be deemed received on the next Banking
        Day.

               (b) Swing Line Loans shall bear interest at a fluctuating rate
        per annum equal to the sum of the Alternate Base Rate plus the
        Applicable Alternate Base Rate Spread, payable on the dates principal is
        due and in any event on the Maturity Date. The Swing Line Bank shall be
        responsible for invoicing Borrower for such interest. The interest
        payable on Swing Line Loans is solely for the account of the Swing Line
        Bank (or, if applicable, for the account of the Banks funding such Swing
        Line Loans pursuant to Section 2.4(d)).

               (c) The Swing Line Loans shall be payable on demand made by the
        Swing Line Bank and in any event on the Maturity Date.

               (d) Upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Bank shall be
        deemed to have purchased from the Swing Line Bank a participation
        therein in an amount equal to that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the Line A
        Commitment times the amount of the Swing Line Loan. Upon demand made by
        the Swing Line Bank, each Bank shall, according to its Pro Rata Share of
        the Line A Commitment, promptly provide to the Swing Line Bank its
        purchase price therefor in an amount equal to its participation therein.
        The obligation of each Bank to so provide its purchase price to the
        Swing Line Bank shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be
        affected by the occurrence of an Event of Default or any other
        occurrence or event.

               (e) In the event that any Swing Line Outstandings have not been
        repaid by the end of the Banking Day following their disbursement, then
        on the next Banking Day (unless Borrower has made other arrangements
        acceptable to the Swing Line Bank to repay the Swing Line Outstandings),
        Borrower shall request an Alternate Base Rate Loan under the Line A
        Commitment pursuant to Section 2.2 in an amount complying with Section
        2.1(e) and sufficient to repay the Swing Line Outstandings. The
        Administrative Agent shall automatically provide such amount to the
        Swing Line Bank (which the Swing Line Bank shall then apply to the Swing
        Line Outstandings) and credit any balance of the Loan in immediately
        available funds to the Designated Deposit Account. In the event that
        Borrower fails to request an Alternate Base Rate Loan under the Line A
        Commitment within the time specified by Section 2.2 on any such date,
        the Administrative Agent may, but is not required to, without notice to
        or the consent of Borrower, cause Alternate Base Rate Advances to be
        made by the Banks under the Line A Commitment in the amount necessary to
        comply with Section 2.1(e) and sufficient to repay the Swing Line
        Outstandings and, for this purpose, the conditions precedent set forth
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        ceeds of such Advances shall be paid to the Swing Line Bank for
        application to the Swing Line Outstandings.

               2.5    Letters of Credit.

               (a) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement
        (including Section 8.3), Borrower may request from time to time during
        the period from the 1997 Closing Date through the day prior to the
        Maturity Date that the Issuing Bank issue Letters of Credit for the
        account of Borrower, and the Issuing Bank agrees to issue for the
        account of Borrower one or more Letters of Credit, provided that (i)
        Borrower shall not request that the Issuing Bank issue any Letter of
        Credit if, after giving effect to such issuance, (A) the aggregate
        outstanding principal evidenced by the Notes plus the Letter of Credit
        Usage plus the Money Market Outstandings plus the Swing Line
        Outstandings exceeds the Commitments or (B) the aggregate outstanding
        principal evidenced by the Line A Notes plus the Letter of Credit Usage
        plus Swing Line Outstandings exceeds the Line A Commitment, (ii)
        Borrower shall not request that the Issuing Bank issue any Letter of
        Credit if Borrower would not be in compliance with Sections 6.10 and
        6.11, (iii) in no event shall the Issuing Bank issue any Letter of
        Credit having an expiration date after the Maturity Date, (iv) the
        Borrower shall not request any Letter of Credit if, after giving effect
        to such issuance, the Letter of Credit Usage would exceed $100,000,000
        or any limit established by Law after the 1997 Closing Date on the
        Issuing Bank's ability to issue the requested Letter of Credit at any
        time, and (v) prior to the issuance of any Letter of Credit the Issuing
        Bank shall request confirmation by telephone from the Administrative
        Agent that such Letter of Credit may be issued. Notwithstanding the
        foregoing, the Issuing Bank shall not be obligated to issue a Letter of
        Credit if, on or prior to the Banking Day immediately preceding the
        issuance thereof any Bank has notified the Issuing Bank in writing that
        the conditions set forth in Section 8.3 have not been satisfied with
        respect to the issuance of such Letter of Credit.

               (b) Whenever Borrower requests that the Issuing Bank issue a
        Letter of Credit it shall deliver to the Issuing Bank (with a copy to
        the Administrative Agent) (i) an executed application for such Letter of
        Credit in the form customarily required by the Issuing Bank and a
        Request for Letter of Credit by 10:00 a.m., California time, at least
        three (3) Banking Days prior to the proposed date of issuance, provided
        that the Issuing Bank shall use its best efforts to issue the proposed
        Letter of Credit within two Banking Days after receipt of such request,
        and (ii) the form of the Letter of Credit requested, together with such
        other information or materials as the Issuing Bank may reasonably
        request with respect to such Letter of Credit. The Administrative Agent
        shall promptly thereafter notify each of the Banks of the contents of
        such Request for Letter of Credit and proposed form of Letter of Credit.
        Prior to the issuance of any Letter of Credit, the Issuing Bank shall
        confirm by telephone with the Administrative Agent that, giving effect
        to the issuance of such Letter of Credit, the limitations set forth in
        Section 2.5(a) have been satisfied.


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               (c) The Issuing Bank shall notify the Administrative Agent and
        Borrower of each issuance or amendment of any Letter of Credit issued by
        it on the Banking Day upon which such issuance or amendment occurs. Upon
        the issuance of a Letter of Credit, each Bank (other than the Issuing
        Bank and any Bank that has notified the Issuing Bank pursuant to the
        last sentence of Section 2.5(a) with respect to such Letter of Credit)
        shall be deemed to have purchased a pro rata participation from the
        Issuing Bank in an amount equal to that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the
        Line A Commitment, of the face amount of such Letter of Credit. Without
        limiting the scope and nature of each such Bank's participation in any
        Letter of Credit, to the extent that the Issuing Bank has not been
        reimbursed for any payment required to be made by the Issuing Bank under
        any Letter of Credit by the Banks through the making of an Alternative
        Base Rate Loan in accordance with Section 2.5(d) or by the Borrower in
        accordance with Section 2.5(e), each such Bank shall, according to its
        Pro Rata Share of the Line A Commitment, immediately reimburse the
        Issuing Bank upon demand for the amount of such payment. If any Bank
        fails to reimburse the Issuing Bank in the manner required by this
        Section on the same day upon which the related payment has been made by
        the Issuing Bank, that Bank shall also pay interest to the Issuing Bank
        on the amount of such reimbursement obligations at the Federal Funds
        Rate for the first two days after payment has been made by the Issuing
        Bank and at a rate equal to the sum of the Federal Funds Rate plus 2%
        from and after the third day after the date such payment was made (which
        interest shall not be for the account of or otherwise reimbursable by
        Borrower). The obligation of each such Bank to so reimburse the Issuing
        Bank shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by
        (i) the occurrence of an Event of Default or a Default, (ii) any
        set-off, counterclaim, defense or other right that such Bank or Borrower
        may have against the Issuing Bank, Borrower or any other Person, (iii)
        any adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise) of Borrower
        or (iv) any other occurrence or event. Any such reimbursement shall not
        relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of Borrower to reimburse the
        Issuing Bank under any Letter of Credit together with interest as
        hereinafter provided.

               (d) The Issuing Bank shall provide notice to Borrower and the
        Administrative Agent of the amount of each demand for a draw under any
        Letter of Credit and, where practicable, such notice may be provided on
        the Banking Day immediately preceding the Banking Day of an expected
        payment. If all of the limitations and requirements set forth in this
        Agreement with respect to the making of an Alternate Base Rate Loan
        under the Line A Commitment (except the requirement that a Request for
        Loan be made as and when specified herein) have been satisfied then the
        Banks shall be obligated to make an Alternate Base Rate Loan to Borrower
        (without notice to or the consent of the Borrower) under the Line A
        Commitment in an aggregate amount equal to the amount paid by the
        Issuing Bank on the related Letter of Credit. The Administrative Agent
        shall thereupon promptly provide notice of such payment under the Letter
        of Credit to the Banks, and within one Banking Day after such notice
        from the Administrative Agent, each Bank shall make its Pro Rata Share
        of such Alternate Base Rate Loan under the Line A Commitment (plus
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        Federal Funds Rate for the first two days after the date payment has
        been made by the Issuing Bank and at a rate equal to the sum of the
        Federal Funds Rate plus 2% from and after the third day after the date
        such payment has been made by the Issuing Bank, which interest shall not
        be for the account of or otherwise reimbursable by Borrower) available
        to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Issuing Bank in
        immediately available funds, and such funds shall collectively
        constitute the aforementioned Alternate Base Rate Loan, the proceeds of
        which shall be paid to the Issuing Bank to reimburse it for the payment
        made by it under the Letter of Credit.

               (e) In the event that not all of the limitations and requirements
        set forth in this Agreement with respect to the making of an Alternative
        Base Rate Loan under the Line A Commitment (other than the requirement
        that a Request for Loan be made as and when specified herein) have been
        satisfied, then Borrower agrees to pay to the Issuing Bank an amount
        equal to the amount of the applicable demand for a draw under a Letter
        of Credit (i) on the same Banking Day any payment is made, if the
        Issuing Bank notifies Borrower of such payment prior to 12:00 p.m.,
        California time, on the Banking Day immediately preceding the Banking
        Day upon which such payment is to be made or (ii) on the Banking Day
        immediately following the Banking Day of the payment, if later notice is
        given. The principal amount of any such payment made by Borrower to the
        Issuing Bank shall be used to reimburse the Issuing Bank for the payment
        made by it under the Letter of Credit. In the event that Borrower does
        not make such payment when due, Borrower shall also pay interest to the
        Administrative Agent for the account of the Banks on such amount from
        the date of any payment to, but not including, the date of payment by
        Borrower at the rate provided for in Section 3.8; provided that not less
        than one day's interest shall be due. Each Bank that has reimbursed the
        Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.5(c) in accordance with its Pro Rata
        Share of the Line A Commitment of any payment made by the Issuing Bank
        under a Letter of Credit shall thereupon acquire a pro rata
        participation, to the extent of such reimbursement, in the claim of the
        Issuing Bank against Borrower under this Section 2.5(e).

               (f) Subject to Section 3.18, Borrower agrees to pay to the
        Administrative Agent (which shall promptly pay the same to the Banks or
        the Issuing Bank, as the case may be), (i) for the account of the Banks
        (other than a Bank that has notified the Issuing Bank pursuant to the
        last sentence of Section 2.5(a) with respect to such Letter of Credit)
        with respect to each Letter of Credit, a per annum letter of credit fee
        in an amount equal to the Applicable Letter of Credit Fee times the face
        amount of such Letter of Credit (including increases in the undrawn face
        amount thereof) for the term of such Letter of Credit, and (ii) for the
        account of the Issuing Bank with respect to each Letter of Credit, an
        issuance fee in an amount equal to the greater of $500 or one eighth
        percent (1/8%) per annum times the face amount of such Letter of Credit
        (including increases in the undrawn face amount thereof) for the term of
        such Letter of Credit, together with the Issuing Bank's standard charges
        and actual and reasonable out-of-pocket costs in connection with such
        issuance. The letter of credit fees for each Letter of Credit are
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        during the term of the applicable Letter of Credit, on the issuance date
        and on each six month anniversary thereof during the term the applicable
        Letter of Credit is outstanding. In the event a Letter of Credit is
        canceled or terminated prior to its original expiration date, the fee
        provided for in clause (i) of the first sentence in this subsection (f)
        shall be refundable by the Banks on a pro rata basis over the period
        such Letter of Credit will no longer be outstanding, and one-half of the
        issuance fee referred to in clause (ii) of the first sentence in this
        subsection (f) shall be refundable by the Issuing Bank over the period
        such Letter of Credit will no longer be outstanding (and the balance
        will be non-refundable).

               (g) The obligation of Borrower to reimburse the Issuing Bank for
        drawings or payments made under each Letter of Credit shall be
        unconditional and irrevocable. Without limiting the foregoing, such
        obligation of Borrower shall not be affected by any of the following
        circumstances:

                      (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of the Letter
               of Credit, this Agreement, or any letter of credit application or
               other agreement or instrument relating thereto;

                      (ii) compliance by the Issuing Bank with any amendment or
               waiver of or any consent to departure from the Letter of Credit,
               this Agreement or any letter of credit application or other
               agreement or instrument relating thereto previously approved by
               Borrower pursuant to Section 2.5(b);

                      (iii) the existence of any claim, setoff, defense, or
               other rights which Borrower may have at any time against any
               Bank, any beneficiary of the Letter of Credit (or any Persons for
               whom any such beneficiary may be acting) or any other Person,
               whether in connection with the Letter of Credit, this Agreement,
               or any letter of credit application or other agreement or
               instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transactions;

                      (iv) any demand, statement, or any other document
               presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged,
               fraudulent, invalid, or insufficient in any respect or any
               statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect
               whatsoever so long as any such document appeared to comply with
               the terms of the Letter of Credit;

                      (v) the solvency or financial responsibility of any party
               issuing any documents in connection with a Letter of Credit;

                      (vi) any failure or delay in notice of shipments or
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                      (vii) any error in the transmission of any message
               relating to a Letter of Credit not caused by the Issuing Bank, or
               any delay or interruption in any such message;

                      (viii) any error, neglect or default of any correspondent
               of any Bank in connection with a Letter of Credit;

                      (ix) any consequence arising from acts of God, war,
               insurrection, disturbances, labor disputes, emergency conditions
               or other causes beyond the control of the Banks;

                      (x) the form, accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any
               contract or document referred to in any document submitted to the
               Issuing Bank in connection with a Letter of Credit so long as the
               Issuing Bank in good faith determines that the draft or document
               appears to comply with the terms of the Letter of Credit; and

                      (xi) where the Issuing Bank has acted in good faith and
               without gross negligence and observed general banking usage, any
               other circumstance whatsoever. IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO PAY
               UNDER ANY LETTER OF CREDIT, THE ISSUING BANK SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE
               ONLY TO DETERMINE THAT THE DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES REQUIRED TO
               BE DELIVERED UNDER THAT LETTER OF CREDIT HAVE BEEN DELIVERED AND
               THAT THEY COMPLY ON THEIR FACE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THAT
               LETTER OF CREDIT AND THE ISSUING BANK SHALL OBTAIN THE CONSENT OF
               THE BORROWER PRIOR TO MAKING ANY PAYMENT WITH RESPECT TO ANY
               DOCUMENT OR CERTIFICATE WHICH DOES NOT SO COMPLY ON ITS FACE.

               (h) Borrower shall initially request all Letters of Credit from
        Bank of America, as Issuing Bank (provided that the foregoing shall not
        limit Borrower's ability to request letters of credit that are not
        Letters of Credit from any issuing bank). In the event that (i) a
        prospective beneficiary will not accept Bank of America as the Issuing
        Bank with respect to the requested Letter of Credit, or (ii) Bank of
        America is otherwise unable to issue a properly requested Letter of
        Credit to which Borrower is entitled hereunder or (iii) Bank of America
        is unwilling, after reasonable opportunity to do so, to issue a properly
        requested Letter of Credit to which Borrower is entitled hereunder in
        the form requested by Borrower, then, upon prior notice to the
        Administrative Agent, Borrower may select an additional "Issuing Bank"
        from among the Banks holding a portion of the Line A Commitment (with
        such additional Issuing Bank's approval) to issue the requested Letter
        of Credit.

               (i) The Issuing Bank shall be entitled to the protections
        accorded to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Article 10, mutatis
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               2.6    Reduction of Commitments/Extension of Line B Maturity Date

               (a) Borrower shall have the right, at any time and from time to
        time, without penalty or charge, upon at least (5) Banking Days prior
        written notice voluntarily to reduce or terminate permanently and
        irrevocably, in aggregate principal amounts in an integral multiple of
        $1,000,000 but not less than $5,000,000 (unless all the unused
        Commitments are being terminated), all or a portion of the unused Line A
        Commitment or the unused Line B Commitment. Borrower shall pay to the
        Administrative Agent on the date of such termination all unpaid
        commitment fees which have accrued to such date in respect of the
        terminated portion of the applicable Commitment.

               (b) No earlier than 90 days nor later than 70 days prior to any
        Line B Maturity Date, Borrower may make a written request to the
        Administrative Agent and to each of the Banks to extend the then
        approaching Line B Maturity Date for a period of an additional 364 days
        (but in no event beyond the Maturity Date). If written consent to such
        extension request is given by the Majority Banks to the Administrative
        Agent within 45 days of such request by Borrower, then the Line B
        Maturity Date shall be extended as so requested provided, however, that
        if less than 100% of the original Line B Commitment is retained by
        consenting Banks (either under this clause (b) or clause (c), below)
        then Borrower shall have the option, to be exercised by written notice
        received by the Administrative Agent no fewer than three (3) Banking
        Days prior to the then approaching Line B Maturity Date, to convert the
        Line B loans to a term loan pursuant to clause (e), below.

               (c) In the event that a request to extend a Line B Maturity Date
        under clause (b), above, is approved by the Majority Banks but less than
        all of the Banks, then, subject to clause (e), below, the portion of the
        Line B Commitment attributable to the Banks that did not grant consent
        to such extension (each, a "Non-Consenting Bank") shall terminate unless
        all or any part of such portion of the Line B Commitment is assumed by
        one or more of the Banks that consented to such extension pursuant to
        Section 11.8. Any such consenting Bank may request, at any time prior to
        ten (10) days prior to the then approaching Line B Maturity Date, to
        assume a portion of such Line B Commitment to the Administrative Agent,
        and the Administrative Agent will coordinate an allocation of such Line
        B Commitment among Banks expressing an interest therein, which, if
        oversubscribed, shall be allocated in proportion to such requesting
        Banks' existing Pro Rata Shares of the Line B Commitment. Any such
        termination or reallocation of the Line B Commitment shall become
        effective immediately following the superseded Line B Maturity Date and
        shall be evidenced by (i) a revised version of Schedule 1.1 hereto
        prepared by the Administrative Agent and delivered to Borrower and each
        of the Banks and (ii) replacement of Line B Notes delivered by Borrower
        to the Administrative Agent for distribution to the applicable Banks in
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               (d) In the event that a portion of the Line B Commitment is
        terminated pursuant to the terms of clause (c), above, Borrower may,
        within 120 days after such termination request that one or more Persons
        that are Eligible Assignees (each, a "New Bank") and that are approved
        by the Administrative Agent (which approval shall not be unreasonably
        withheld):

                      (i) purchase all (but not part) of any Non-Consenting
               Bank's then outstanding Advances, its Notes and its participation
               interest in outstanding Letters of Credit, and assume its Pro
               Rata Share of the Commitments and its obligations hereunder. If
               one or more New Banks so agree in writing, the Non-Consenting
               Bank shall assign its Pro Rata Share of the Commitments, together
               with the Indebtedness then evidenced by its Notes and its
               participation interest in outstanding Letters of Credit, to the
               New Bank or New Banks in accordance with Section 11.8. On the
               date of any such assignment, the Non-Consenting Bank which is
               being so replaced shall cease to be a "Bank" for all purposes of
               this Agreement and shall receive (A) from the New Bank or New
               Banks the principal amount of its Advances then outstanding and
               (B) from Borrower all interest and fees accrued and then unpaid
               with respect to such Advances, together with any other amounts
               then payable to such Bank by Borrower. In the event the
               Non-Consenting Bank is also an Issuing Bank, then the New Bank
               shall become an Issuing Bank for all purposes of this Agreement
               and shall either (at the Non-Consenting Bank's election, subject
               to the approval of Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the New
               Bank (which approvals shall not be unreasonably withheld) and, in
               the case of clause (x) below, the approval of the applicable
               Letter of Credit beneficiaries) (x) issue new letters of credit
               to replace the outstanding Letters of Credit issued by the
               Non-Consenting Bank, or (y) issue new letters of credit to the
               Non-Consenting Bank in support of the outstanding Letters of
               Credit issued by the Non-Consenting Bank, whereupon such
               outstanding Letters of Credit shall no longer be considered
               "Letters of Credit" under this Agreement, and such new letters of
               credit shall be considered Letters of Credit for all purposes of
               this Agreement (including the participation therein by the other
               Banks pursuant to Section 2.5). The Non-Consenting Bank shall be
               obligated to reimburse to Borrower a portion of the issuance fees
               referred to in clause (ii) of the first sentence of Section
               2.5(f) based on the period during which each new Letter of Credit
               issued by the New Bank will be outstanding in replacement or
               support of a Letter of Credit issued by the Non-Consenting Bank;
               and/or

                      (ii) provide all or any portion of the original Line B
               Commitment that was terminated in accordance with clause (c)
               above. Any such assumption by a New Bank shall be evidenced by an
               appropriately modified version of Exhibit A hereto executed by
               the New Bank, Borrower and the Administrative Agent and shall
               result in (A) the Line B Commitment being increased by the amount
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               $100,000,000) and (B) such New Bank becoming a Bank for all
               purposes hereunder and holding the assumed Pro Rata Share of the
               Line B Commitment.

        Any such purchase or assumption by a New Bank pursuant to clause (i) or
        (ii) of this Section 2.6(d) shall be further evidenced by a revised
        version of Schedule 1.1 hereto prepared by the Administrative Agent and
        delivered to Borrower and each of the Banks and replacement Line A
        and/or Line B Notes delivered by Borrower to the Administrative Agent
        for distribution to the applicable Banks in exchange for the
        corresponding existing Line A and/or Line B Notes.

               (e) In the event that (i) Borrower does not request an extension
        of a Line B Maturity Date, (ii) a request by Borrower for extension of a
        Line B Maturity Date is not approved by the Majority Banks or (iii) a
        request by Borrower for extension of a Line B Maturity Date is approved
        by the Majority Banks, but a portion of the Line B Commitment is to be
        terminated pursuant to clause (c), above, Borrower shall have the right
        to elect, by written notice to the Administrative Agent no later than
        three (3) Banking Days prior to such Line B Maturity Date, to have the
        outstanding balance of the Line B Notes on such Line B Maturity Date
        converted to a term loan under the Line B Commitment which term loan
        shall become due and payable in full on the Maturity Date. In the event
        of such a conversion, Borrower's right to reborrow under the Line B
        Commitment and the unused commitment fees for the Line B Commitment
        under Section 3.3(b) shall both terminate as of the Line B Maturity
        Date.

               2.7 Administrative Agent's Right to Assume Funds Available.
Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified by any Bank at least
two hours prior to the funding by the Administrative Agent of any Loan that such
Bank does not intend to make available to the Administrative Agent such Bank's
Pro Rata Share of such Loan, the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion
(but shall not be so obligated), assume that such Bank has made such amount
available to the Administrative Agent on the date of the Loan and the
Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to
Borrower a corresponding amount. If such corresponding amount is not in fact
made available to the Administrative Agent by such Bank, the Administrative
Agent shall be entitled to recover such corresponding amount on demand from such
Bank, which demand shall be made in a reasonably prompt manner. If such Bank
does not pay such corresponding amount forthwith upon the Administrative Agent's
demand therefor, the Administrative Agent promptly shall notify Borrower and
Borrower shall pay such corresponding amount to the Administrative Agent. The
Administrative Agent shall also be entitled to recover from such Bank interest
on such corresponding amount in respect of each day from the date such
corresponding amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to Borrower
to the date such corresponding amount is recovered by the Administrative Agent,
at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate as notified by the
Administrative Agent to such Bank or the Borrower, as the case may be. Nothing
herein shall be deemed to relieve any Bank from its obligation to fulfill its
Pro Rata Share of a Commitment hereunder or to prejudice any rights which the
Administrative Agent or Borrower may have against any Bank as a result of any
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                                    Article 3
                                 PAYMENTS; FEES

               3.1    Principal and Interest

               (a) Interest shall be payable on the outstanding daily unpaid
        principal amount of each Loan from the date thereof until payment in
        full and shall accrue and be payable at the rates set forth herein, to
        the extent permitted by applicable Laws, before and after default,
        before and after maturity, before and after any judgment, and before and
        after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law,
        with interest on overdue interest to bear interest at the Default Rate.

               (b) Interest accrued on each Alternate Base Rate Loan shall be
        due and payable on the last day of each calendar month. Except as
        otherwise provided in Section 3.8, the unpaid principal amount of any
        Alternate Base Rate Loan shall bear interest at a fluctuating rate per
        annum equal to the sum of the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable
        Alternate Base Rate Spread. Each change in the interest rate hereunder
        shall take effect simultaneously with the corresponding change in the
        Alternate Base Rate. Each change in the Alternate Base Rate shall be
        effective as of the Banking Day on which the change in the Alternate
        Base Rate is announced, unless otherwise specified in such announcement,
        in which case the change shall be effective as so specified.

               (c) Interest accrued on each LIBOR Loan which has an Interest
        Period of three months or less shall be due and payable on the last day
        of the related Interest Period. Interest accrued on each other LIBOR
        Loan shall be due and payable on the date which is three months after
        the date such LIBOR Loan was made, every three months thereafter and on
        last day of the related Interest Period. Except as otherwise provided in
        Section 3.8, the unpaid principal amount of any LIBOR Loan shall bear
        interest at a rate per annum equal to the sum of LIBOR for that LIBOR
        Loan plus the Applicable LIBOR Spread.

               (d) If not sooner paid, the principal Indebtedness evidenced by
        the Notes shall be payable as follows:

                      (i) the principal Indebtedness evidenced by the Notes
               shall be payable within one (1) Banking Day in Cash to the extent
               that the sum of (A) the aggregate principal Indebtedness
               evidenced by the Notes plus (B) the Letter of Credit Usage plus
               (C) the Money Market Outstandings plus (D) the Swing Line
               Outstandings exceeds at any time the Commitments as then in
               effect;

                      (ii) unless a conversion of the Indebtedness evidenced by
               the Line B Notes to term Indebtedness has been effected pursuant
               to Section 2.6(e), the principal Indebtedness evidenced by the
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               all accrued interest thereon shall be immediately payable in
               Cash on the Line B Maturity Date and, with respect to any
               portion of the Line B Notes which is not being extended, on the
               day immediately prior to the commencement of any extension of
               the Line B Maturity Date pursuant to the terms of Section 2.6;
               and

                      (iii) the principal Indebtedness evidenced by the Notes
               shall in any event be immediately payable in Cash on the Maturity
               Date.

               (e) The Notes may, at any time and from time to time, voluntarily
        be prepaid at the election of Borrower in whole or in part without
        premium or penalty; provided that: (i) any partial prepayment shall be
        in integral multiples of $1,000,000, (ii) any partial prepayment shall
        be in an amount not less than $1,000,000 on an Alternate Base Rate Loan,
        and not less than $5,000,000 on a LIBOR Loan, (iii) the Administrative
        Agent must have received written notice (or telecopied notice confirmed
        promptly in writing) of any prepayment at least three Banking Days
        before the date of prepayment in the case of a LIBOR Loan and by 10:00
        a.m., California time, on the date of prepayment in the case of an
        Alternate Base Rate Loan, (iv) each prepayment of principal, except for
        partial prepayments on Alternate Base Rate Loans, shall be accompanied
        by prepayment of interest accrued to the date of payment on the amount
        of principal paid and (v) in the case of any prepayment of any LIBOR
        Loan, Borrower shall promptly upon demand reimburse each Bank for any
        loss or cost directly or indirectly resulting from the prepayment,
        determined as set forth in Section 3.7.

               (f) Change in Control.

                      (i) If a Change in Control (as defined below) shall have
               occurred, at the option of the Majority Banks, Borrower shall
               repay in Cash the entire principal Indebtedness evidenced by the
               Notes, together with interest thereon and all other amounts due
               in connection with the Notes and this Agreement, and deliver to
               the Administrative Agent an amount equal to the Letter of Credit
               Usage then outstanding, to be held as cash collateral as provided
               in Section 9.2(c) (the "Change in Control Repayment"), on the
               date that is 27 Banking Days after the occurrence of the Change
               of Control (the "Change of Control Payment Date"), subject to
               receipt by Borrower of a Change in Control Payment Notice as set
               forth in Section 3.1(f)(iii). On the Change in Control Payment
               Date, the Commitments shall automatically terminate.

                      A "Change in Control" shall be deemed to have occurred at
               such time as any of the following events shall occur:

                      (A)    There shall be consummated any consolidation or
                             merger of Borrower in which Borrower is not the
                             continuing or surviving corporation or pursuant to
                             which the Voting Stock (as defined below) would be
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                             property, other than a merger of Borrower in which 
                             the holders of Voting Stock immediately prior to 
                             the merger have the same or greater proportionate
                             ownership, directly or indirectly, of the Voting
                             Stock of the surviving corporation immediately
                             after such merger as they had of the Voting Stock
                             immediately prior to such merger; or

                      (B)    There is a report filed by any person, including
                             its Affiliates and Associates, on Schedule 13D or
                             14D-1 (or any successor schedule, form or report)
                             pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                             (the "Exchange Act"), disclosing that such person
                             (for the purposes of this Section 3.1(f) only, the
                             term "person" is used as defined in Section
                             13(d)(3) or Section 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act or
                             any successor provision to either of the foregoing)
                             has become the beneficial owner (as the term
                             "beneficial owner" is defined under Rule 13d-3 or
                             any successor rule or regulation promulgated under
                             the Exchange Act) of 50% or more of the voting
                             power of Borrower's Voting Stock then outstanding;
                             provided, however, that a person shall not be
                             deemed beneficial owner of, or to own beneficially
                             (1) any Securities tendered pursuant to a tender or
                             exchange offer made by or on behalf of such person
                             or any of such person's Affiliates or Associates
                             (as defined below) until such tendered Securities
                             are accepted for purchase or exchange thereunder,
                             or (2) any Securities if such beneficial ownership
                             (a) arises solely as a result of a revocable proxy
                             delivered in response to a proxy or consent
                             solicitation made pursuant to, and in accordance
                             with, the applicable rules and regulations under
                             the Exchange Act, and (b) is not also then
                             reportable on Schedule 13D (or any successor
                             schedule) under the Exchange Act; or

                      (C)    A "Change in Control" (or analogous term) as
                             defined in an indenture or agreement governing any
                             Subordinated Obligation occurs.

                      Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section
               3.1(f), a Change in Control shall not be deemed to have occurred
               if at any time Borrower, any Subsidiary of Borrower, any employee
               stock ownership plan or any other employee benefit plan,
               including any Pension Plan of Borrower or any Subsidiary of
               Borrower, or any person holding Voting Stock for or pursuant to
               the terms of such employee benefit plan, files or becomes
               obligated to file a report under or in response to Schedule 13D
               or Schedule 14D-1 (or any successor schedule, form or report)
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               beneficial ownership by it of shares of Voting Stock, whether in
               excess of 50% or otherwise.

                      "Voting Stock" means, with respect to any Person, the
               capital stock of such Person having general voting power under
               ordinary circumstances to elect at least a majority of the board
               of directors, managers or trustees of such Person (irrespective
               of whether or not at the time capital stock of any other class or
               classes shall have or might have voting power by reason of the
               happening of any contingency).

                      "Associate" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term
               in Rule 12b-2 of the General Rules and Regulations under the
               Exchange Act, as in effect on the date hereof.

                      (ii) Within 15 Banking Days after the occurrence of a
               Change in Control, Borrower shall provide written notice of the
               Change in Control to the Administrative Agent and each Bank. The
               notice shall state:

                      (A)    the events causing a Change in Control and the date
                             of such Change in Control;

                      (B)    the date by which the Change in Control Payment
                             Notice (as defined in Section 3.1(f)(iii)) must be
                             given; and

                      (C)    the Change in Control Payment Date.

                      (iii) At the direction of the Majority Banks, the
               Administrative Agent shall, on behalf of the Banks, exercise the
               rights specified in Section 3.1(f)(i) by delivery of a written
               notice (a "Change in Control Payment Notice") to Borrower at any
               time prior to or on the Change in Control Payment Date, stating
               that the Notes shall be prepaid and cash collateral shall be
               provided for the Letter of Credit Usage on the Change in Control
               Payment Date. On the Change in Control Payment Date, Borrower
               shall make the Change in Control Repayment to the Administrative
               Agent for the benefit of the Banks, and the Commitments shall
               terminate.

               3.2 Upfront Fee. In addition to fees specified in the agency
letters referred in Section 3.5, on the 1997 Closing Date, Borrower shall pay to
the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Bank pro rata according to
that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the Commitments, an upfront fee of 0.05% (5 basis
points) of the Commitments.

               3.3    Commitment Fees.

               (a) From the 1997 Closing Date until the Maturity Date, Borrower
        shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Bank, pro
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        that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the Line A Commitment, a commitment fee
        equal to the Applicable Line A Commitment Fee Rate per annum in effect
        from time to time times the average daily amount by which the Line A
        Commitment exceeds the aggregate outstanding principal of the Loans
        evidenced by the Line A Notes plus the Letter of Credit Usage plus the
        Swing Line Outstandings. This commitment fee shall accrue daily and be
        payable in arrears with respect to each calendar quarter on the
        Quarterly Payment Date falling at the end of such calendar quarter. The
        Administrative Agent shall calculate the commitment fee and the amount
        thereof allocable to each Bank according to that Bank's Pro Rata Share
        of the Line A Commitment and shall notify Borrower in writing of such
        amounts.

               (b) From the 1997 Closing Date until the Line B Maturity Date,
        Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each
        Bank, pro rata according to that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the Line B
        Commitment, a commitment fee equal to the Applicable Line B Commitment
        Fee Rate per annum in effect from time to time times the average daily
        amount by which the Line B Commitment exceeds the aggregate outstanding
        principal of the Loans evidenced by the Line B Notes. This commitment
        fee shall accrue daily and be payable in arrears with respect to each
        calendar quarter on the Quarterly Payment Date falling at the end of
        such calendar quarter. The Administrative Agent shall calculate the
        commitment fee and the amount thereof allocable to each Bank according
        to that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the Line B Commitment and shall notify
        Borrower in writing of such amounts.

               3.4 Advance Fees. On the date of each Loan under the Line B
Commitment that results in an increase in the outstanding principal balance
under the Line B Notes, Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the
account of each Bank, pro rata according to that Bank's Pro Rata Share of the
Line B Commitment, an advance fee equal to the Applicable Advance Fee Rate times
the amount of the Line B Loan being made on that date times 25%. No advance fee
shall be payable at the time of any extension of the Line B Maturity Date
pursuant to Section 2.6(c) with respect to any portion of the principal balance
outstanding under the Line B Commitment immediately prior to such extension that
remains outstanding immediately following such extension.

               3.5 Agency Fees. Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent
and to each other Managing Agent, for the account solely of such Managing Agent,
such agency fees as are set forth in separate letter agreements.

               3.6    Capital Adequacy.

               (a) If any Bank (an "Affected Bank") determines that compliance
        with any Law or regulation or with any guideline or request from any
        central bank or other Governmental Agency (whether or not having the
        force of Law) enacted or issued after the 1997 Closing Date relating to
        the capital adequacy of banks or corporations in control of banks has or
        would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on the capital of
        such Affected Bank or any corporation controlling such Affected Bank as
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        consequence of, or with reference to, such Affected Bank's Pro Rata
        Share of the Commitments below the rate which the Bank or such other
        corporation could have achieved but for such compliance (taking into
        account the policies of such Bank or corporation with regard to capital
        adequacy), then Borrower shall from time to time, upon demand by such
        Affected Bank in accordance with this Section 3.6 (with a copy of such
        demand to the Administrative Agent), within 15 days after demand pay to
        such Affected Bank additional amounts sufficient to compensate such
        Affected Bank or other corporation for such reduction.

               (b) An Affected Bank may not seek compensation under Section
        3.6(a) unless the demand for such compensation is delivered to Borrower
        within six months following the date of enactment or issuance of the
        Law, regulation, guideline or request giving rise to such demand for
        compensation.

               (c) A certificate as to any amounts for which an Affected Bank is
        seeking compensation under Section 3.6(a), submitted to Borrower and the
        Administrative Agent by such Affected Bank, shall be conclusive and
        binding for all purposes, absent manifest error. Each Affected Bank
        shall calculate such amounts in a manner which is consistent with the
        manner in which it makes calculations for comparable claims with respect
        to similarly situated borrowers from such Affected Bank, will not
        allocate to Borrower a proportionately greater amount of such
        compensation than it allocates to each of its other commitments to lend
        or other loans with respect to which it is entitled to demand comparable
        compensation, and will not include amounts already factored into the
        rates of interest or fees already provided for herein. Each Bank agrees
        promptly to notify Borrower and the Administrative Agent of any
        circumstances that would cause Borrower to pay additional amounts
        pursuant to this Section, provided that the failure to give such notice
        shall not affect Borrower's obligation to pay such additional amounts
        hereunder.

               (d) Without limiting its obligation to reimburse an Affected Bank
        for compensation theretofore claimed by an Affected Bank pursuant to
        Section 3.6(a), Borrower may, within 60 days following any demand by an
        Affected Bank, request that one or more Persons that are Eligible
        Assignees and that are acceptable to Borrower and approved by the
        Administrative Agent (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld)
        purchase all (but not part) of the Affected Bank's then outstanding
        Advances, its Notes and its participation interest in outstanding
        Letters of Credit, and assume its Pro Rata Share of the Commitments and
        its obligations hereunder. If one or more such Banks or banks so agree
        in writing (each, an "Assuming Bank" and collectively, the "Assuming
        Banks"), the Affected Bank shall assign its Pro Rata Share of the
        Commitments, together with the Indebtedness then evidenced by its Notes
        and its participation interest in outstanding Letters of Credit, to the
        Assuming Bank or Assuming Banks in accordance with Section 11.8. On the
        date of any such assignment, the Affected Bank which is being so
        replaced shall cease to be a "Bank" for all purposes of this Agreement
        and shall receive (x) from the Assuming Bank or Assuming Banks the
        principal amount of its Advances then 


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        outstanding and (y) from Borrower all interest and fees accrued and then
        unpaid with respect to such Advances, together with any other amounts
        then payable to such Bank by Borrower. In the event the Affected Bank is
        also an Issuing Bank, then the Assuming Bank shall become an Issuing
        Bank for all purposes of this Agreement and shall either (at the
        Affected Bank's election, subject to the approval of Borrower, the
        Administrative Agent and the Assuming Bank (which approvals shall not be
        unreasonably withheld) and, in the case of clause (i) below, the
        approval of the applicable Letter of Credit beneficiaries) (i) issue new
        letters of credit to replace the outstanding Letters of Credit issued by
        the Affected Bank, or (ii) issue new letters of credit to the Affected
        Bank in support of the outstanding Letters of Credit issued by the
        Affected Bank, whereupon such outstanding Letters of Credit shall no
        longer be considered "Letters of Credit" under this Agreement, and such
        new letters of credit shall be considered Letters of Credit for all
        purposes of this Agreement (including the participation therein by the
        other Banks pursuant to Section 2.5). The Affected Bank shall be
        obligated to reimburse to Borrower a portion of the issuance fees
        referred to in clause (ii) of the first sentence of Section 2.5(f) based
        on the period during which each new Letter of Credit issued by the
        Assuming Bank will be outstanding in replacement or support of a Letter
        of Credit issued by the Affected Bank.

               3.7    LIBOR Fees and Costs.

               (a) If the occurrence of any Regulatory Development after the
        1997 Closing Date:

                      (i) shall subject any Bank or its LIBOR Lending Office to
               any tax, duty or other charge or cost with respect to any LIBOR
               Advance or its obligation to make LIBOR Advances, or shall change
               the basis of taxation of payments to any Bank of the principal of
               or interest on any LIBOR Advance or any other amounts due under
               this Agreement in respect of any LIBOR Advance or its obligation
               to make LIBOR Advances (except for changes in any tax on the
               overall net income, gross income or gross receipts of such Bank
               or its LIBOR Lending Office);

                      (ii) shall impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve
               (including, without limitation, any reserve imposed by the Board
               of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), special deposit or
               similar requirements (excluding any such requirement included in
               any applicable Reserve Percentage) against assets of, deposits
               with or for the account of, or credit extended by, any Bank or
               its LIBOR Lending Office; or

                      (iii) shall impose on any Bank or its LIBOR Lending Office
               or the LIBOR Market any other condition affecting any LIBOR
               Advance or its obligation to make LIBOR Advances, or shall
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        and the result of any of the foregoing, as determined by such Bank,
        increases the cost to such Bank or its LIBOR Lending Office of making or
        maintaining any LIBOR Advance or in respect of any LIBOR Advance or its
        obligation to make LIBOR Advances or reduces the amount of any sum
        received or receivable by such Bank or its LIBOR Lending Office with
        respect to any LIBOR Advance or its obligation to make LIBOR Advances
        (assuming such Bank's LIBOR Lending Office had funded 100% of its LIBOR
        Advance in the LIBOR Market), then, within 15 days after demand by such
        Bank (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), Borrower shall pay to
        such Bank such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Bank
        for such increased cost or reduction (determined as though such Bank's
        LIBOR Lending Office had funded 100% of its LIBOR Advance in the LIBOR
        Market); provided that Borrower shall not be liable to any Bank for any
        such increased cost or reduction pursuant to this Section in respect of
        any period which is more than six months prior to such Bank's demand for
        such compensation. A statement of any Bank claiming compensation under
        this subsection and setting forth the additional amount or amounts to be
        paid to it hereunder shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest
        error. Each Bank agrees to endeavor promptly to notify Borrower of any
        event of which it has actual knowledge which will entitle such Bank to
        compensation pursuant to this Section, and agrees to designate a
        different LIBOR Lending Office if such designation will avoid the need
        for or reduce the amount of such compensation and will not, in the
        judgment of such Bank, otherwise be disadvantageous to such Bank. If any
        Bank claims compensation under this Section, Borrower may at any time,
        upon at least four (4) LIBOR Market Days' prior notice to the
        Administrative Agent and such Bank and upon payment in full of the
        amounts provided for in this Section through the date of such payment
        plus any prepayment fee required by Section 3.7(d), pay in full the
        affected LIBOR Advances of such Bank or request that such LIBOR Advances
        be converted to Alternate Base Rate Advances.

               (b) If after the 1997 Closing Date the occurrence of any
        Regulatory Development shall, in the opinion of any Bank, make it
        unlawful or impossible for such Bank or its LIBOR Lending Office to
        make, maintain or fund its portion of any LIBOR Loan, or to take
        deposits of, dollars in the LIBOR Market, or to determine or charge
        interest rates based upon the LIBOR, and such Bank shall so notify the
        Administrative Agent, then such Bank's obligation to make LIBOR Advances
        shall be suspended for the duration of such illegality or impossibility
        and the Administrative Agent forthwith shall give notice thereof to the
        other Banks and Borrower. Before giving any notice to the Administrative
        Agent pursuant to this Section, such Bank shall designate a different
        Lending Office if such designation will avoid the need for giving such
        notice and will not, in the judgment of such Bank, be otherwise
        disadvantageous to such Bank. Upon receipt of such notice, the
        outstanding principal amount of such Bank's LIBOR Advances, together
        with accrued interest thereon, automatically shall be converted to
        Alternate Base Rate Advances with Interest Periods corresponding to the
        LIBOR Loans of which such LIBOR Advances were a part on either (1) the
        last day of the Interest Period(s) applicable to such LIBOR Advances if
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        Advances to such day(s) or (2) immediately if such Bank may not lawfully
        continue to fund and maintain such LIBOR Advances to such day(s),
        provided that in such event the conversion shall not be subject to
        payment of a prepayment fee under Section 3.7(d). In the event that any
        Bank is unable, for the reasons set forth above, to make, maintain or
        fund its portion of any LIBOR Loan, such Bank shall fund such amount as
        an Alternate Base Rate Advance for the same period of time, and such
        amount shall be treated in all respects as an Alternate Base Rate
        Advance.

               (c) If, with respect to any proposed LIBOR Loan:

                      (i) the Administrative Agent reasonably determines that,
               by reason of circumstances affecting the LIBOR Market generally
               that are beyond the reasonable control of the Banks, deposits in
               dollars (in the applicable amounts) are not being offered to each
               of the Banks in the LIBOR Market for the applicable Interest
               Period; or

                      (ii) the Majority Banks advise the Administrative Agent
               that the LIBOR as determined by the Administrative Agent will not
               adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Banks of making
               the applicable LIBOR Advances;

        then the Administrative Agent forthwith shall give notice thereof to
        Borrower and the Banks, whereupon until the Administrative Agent
        notifies Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such suspension
        no longer exist, the obligation of the Banks to make any future LIBOR
        Advances shall be suspended. If at the time of such notice there is then
        pending a Request for Loan that specifies a LIBOR Loan, such Request for
        Loan shall be deemed to specify an Alternate Base Rate Loan.

               (d) Upon payment or prepayment of any LIBOR Advance (other than
        as the result of a conversion required under Section 3.7(b)) on a day
        other than the last day in the applicable Interest Period (whether
        voluntarily, involuntarily, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise), or
        upon the failure of Borrower to borrow on the date or in the amount
        specified for a LIBOR Loan in any Request for Loan, Borrower shall pay
        to each Bank an amount equal to the sum of

                      (i)    $250; plus

                      (ii) the amount, if any, by which (x) the additional
               interest that would have accrued (without any Applicable LIBOR
               Spread) on the principal amount prepaid on account of the LIBOR
               Advance had it remained outstanding until the last day of the
               applicable Interest Period, exceeds (y) the interest that Bank
               could recover by placing funds in the amount of the prepayment on
               deposit in the LIBOR Market selected by that Bank for a period
               beginning on the date of the prepayment and ending on the last
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               applicable Interest Period, or for a comparable period for which 
               an appropriate rate quote may be obtained; plus

                      (iii) an amount equal to all costs and expenses which that
               Bank incurred or reasonably expects to incur in liquidating and
               reinvesting the prepayment.

        Each Bank's determination of the amount of any prepayment fee or failure
        to borrow fee payable under this Section 3.7(d) shall be conclusive in
        the absence of manifest error.

               (e) Any statement or certificate given by a Bank under this
        Section 3.7 shall satisfy the requirements set forth in Section 3.7(c)
        with respect to requests for reimbursement under Section 3.7(a)

               (f) Should any Bank demand payment under the provisions of
        Section 3.7(a) or should any Bank's LIBOR Advances be suspended under
        the provisions of Section 3.7(b), then without limiting its obligation
        to reimburse any Bank for compensation claimed by such Bank pursuant to
        this Section 3.7, Borrower may, within 60 days following such
        occurrence, treat that Bank as an "Affected Bank" under Section 3.6(d),
        and exercise the remedies set forth in such Section 3.6(d).

               3.8 Late Payments/Default Interest. If any installment of
principal or interest under the Notes or any other amount payable to the Banks
under any Loan Document is not paid when due, it shall thereafter bear interest
at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the sum of the
Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Alternate Base Rate Spread plus 2%, to
the extent permitted by applicable Law, until paid in full (whether before or
after judgment). Upon and during the continuance of any Event of Default, the
Indebtedness evidenced by the Notes shall, at the election of the Majority Banks
and upon notice to Borrower (and in lieu of interest provided for in the
preceding sentence), bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at
all times equal to the sum of the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable
Alternate Base Rate Spread plus 2%, to the extent permitted by applicable Law,
until no Event of Default exists (whether before or after judgment).
Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, after the occurrence of any Event of
Default under Sections 6.7, 6.10 or 6.16, the Indebtedness evidenced by the
Notes may not bear interest at the increased rate provided for in the preceding
sentence until such Event of Default has continued for at least 15 days, in the
case of Section 6.7, or 30 days, in the case of Sections 6.10 or 6.16.

               3.9 Computation of Interest and Fees. All computations of
interest and fees hereunder shall be calculated on the basis of a year of 360
days and paid for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day and
excluding the last day), which results in greater interest than if a year of 365
days were used. Any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made
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               3.10 Holidays. If any principal payment to be made by Borrower on
an Alternate Base Rate Loan shall come due on a day other than a Banking Day,
payment shall be made on the next succeeding Banking Day and the extension of
time shall be reflected in computing interest. If any principal payment to be
made by Borrower on a LIBOR Loan shall come due on a day other than a LIBOR
Market Day, payment shall be made on the next preceding or succeeding LIBOR
Market Day as determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the then
current banking practice in the LIBOR Market and the adjustment shall be
reflected in computing interest.

               3.11   Payment Free of Taxes.

               (a) Any payments made by any Party under the Loan Documents shall
        be made free and clear of, and without reduction by reason of, any tax,
        assessment or other charge imposed by any Governmental Agency, central
        bank or comparable authority (other than taxes on income or gross
        receipts generally applicable to banks). To the extent that Borrower is
        obligated by applicable Laws to make any deduction or withholding on
        account of taxes, assessments or other charges imposed by any
        Governmental Agency from any amount payable to any Bank under this
        Agreement, Borrower shall (a) make such deduction or withholding and pay
        the same to the relevant Governmental Agency and (b) pay such additional
        amount to that Bank as is necessary to result in that Bank's receiving a
        net after-tax (or after-assessment or after-charge) amount equal to the
        amount to which that Bank would have been entitled under this Agreement
        absent such deduction or withholding. If and when receipt of such
        payment results in an excess payment or credit to that Bank on account
        of such taxes, assessments or other charges, that Bank shall refund such
        excess to Borrower. Each Bank that is incorporated under the Laws of a
        jurisdiction other than the United States of America or any state
        thereof shall deliver to Borrower, with a copy to the Administrative
        Agent, within twenty days after the 1997 Closing Date (or such later
        date on which such Bank becomes a "Bank" hereunder), a certificate
        signed by a Responsible Official of that Bank to the effect that such
        Bank is entitled to receive payments of interest and other amounts
        payable under this Agreement without deduction or withholding on account
        of United States of America federal income taxes, which certificate
        shall be accompanied by two copies of Internal Revenue Service Form 1001
        or Form 4224, as applicable, also executed by a Responsible Official of
        that Bank. Each such Bank agrees (i) promptly to notify the
        Administrative Agent and Borrower if any fact set forth in such
        certificate ceases to be true and correct and (ii) to take such steps as
        may be reasonably necessary to avoid any requirement of applicable Laws
        that Borrower make any deduction or withholding for taxes from amounts
        payable to that Bank under this Agreement.

               (b) Without limiting its obligation to pay any additional amount
        to a Bank pursuant to Section 3.11(a), Borrower may, within 60 days
        following any such payment by that Bank, treat that Bank as an "Affected
        Bank" under Section 3.6(d), and exercise the remedies set forth in such
        Section 3.6(d).


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               3.12 Funding Sources. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed
to obligate any Bank to obtain the funds for its share of any Loan in any
particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Bank that it
has obtained or will obtain the funds for its share of any Loan in any
particular place or manner.

               3.13 Failure to Charge or Making of Payment Not Subsequent
Waiver. Any decision by any Bank not to require payment of any fee or costs, or
to reduce the amount of the payment required for any fee or costs, or to
calculate any fee or any cost in any particular manner, shall not limit or be
deemed a waiver of any Bank's right to require full payment of any fee or costs,
or to calculate any fee or any costs in any other manner. Any decision by
Borrower to pay any fee or costs shall not limit or be deemed a waiver of any
right of Borrower to protest or dispute the payment amount of such fee or costs.

               3.14 Time and Place of Payments; Evidence of Payments;
Application of Payments. The amount of each payment hereunder, under the Notes
or under any Loan Document shall be made to the Administrative Agent at the
Administrative Agent's Office, for the account of each of the Banks or the
Administrative Agent, as the case may be, in lawful money of the United States
of America and in immediately available funds on the day of payment (which must
be a Banking Day). All payments of principal received after 10:00 a.m.,
California time, on any Banking Day, shall be deemed received on the next
succeeding Banking Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon. The amount
of all payments received by the Administrative Agent for the account of a Bank
shall be promptly paid by the Administrative Agent to that Bank in immediately
available funds. Each Bank shall keep a record of Advances made by it and
payments of principal with respect to each Note, and such record shall be
presumptive evidence of the principal amount owing under such Note; provided
that failure to keep such record shall in no way affect the Obligations of
Borrower hereunder. Prior to the Maturity Date or an acceleration of the
maturity of the Loans, payments under the Loan Documents shall be applied first
to amounts owing thereunder other than the outstanding principal balance under
the Notes and second to the outstanding principal balance under the Notes in a
manner designated by Borrower or, if no such designation is made prior to
payment or, if a Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be
continuing, as may be designated by the Majority Banks. Following the Maturity
Date or an acceleration of the maturity of the Loans, payments and recoveries
under the Loan Documents shall be applied in a manner designated in Section
9.2(e).

               3.15 Administrative Agent's Right to Assume Payments Will be
Made. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified by Borrower prior
to the date on which any payment to be made by Borrower hereunder is due that
Borrower does not intend to remit such payment, the Administrative Agent may, in
its discretion (but shall not be so obligated), assume that Borrower has
remitted such payment when so due and the Administrative Agent may, in its
discretion and in reliance upon such assumption, make available to each Bank on
such payment date an amount equal to such Bank's Pro Rata Share of such assumed
payment. If Borrower has not in fact remitted such payment to the Administrative
Agent, each Bank shall forthwith on demand repay to the Administrative Agent the
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interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such amount
was made available by the Administrative Agent to such Bank to but excluding the
date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent at a rate per annum equal
to the actual cost to the Administrative Agent of funding such amount as
notified by the Administrative Agent to such Bank. In furtherance of the
foregoing, Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent, through Bank of
America, to automatically debit the Designated Deposit Account (or, upon notice
to Borrower, any other deposit account maintained by Borrower with Bank of
America) for payments as and when due hereunder.

               3.16 Survivability. All of Borrower's obligations under this
Article 3 shall survive for six months following the date on which all Loans
hereunder were fully paid.

               3.17 Bank Calculation Certificate. Any request for compensation
pursuant to Section 3.6 or 3.7 shall be accompanied by a statement of an officer
of the Bank requesting such compensation and describing the methodology used by
such Bank in calculating the amount of such compensation, which methodology (i)
may consist of any reasonable averaging and attribution methods and (ii) in the
case of Section 3.6 hereof shall be consistent with the methodology used by such
Bank in making similar calculations in respect of loans or commitments to other
borrowers.

               3.18   Transition.

               (a) Borrower warrants and covenants that as of the 1997 Closing
        Date there will be no loans of any nature outstanding under the Prior
        Loan Agreement. The parties hereto agree that as of the 1997 Closing
        Date all commitments to extend credit under the Prior Loan Agreement
        shall terminate.

               (b) The letters of credit identified on Schedule 3.18 ("Existing
        Letters of Credit") were issued by Bank of America for the account of
        Borrower as "Line A Letters of Credit" pursuant to the terms of the
        Prior Loan Agreement and are expected to remain outstanding on the 1997
        Closing Date. The parties hereto agree that the Existing Letters of
        Credit shall be deemed for all purposes to be Letters of Credit issued
        pursuant to the terms of Section 2.5; provided that fees with respect
        thereto shall be governed by Section 3.18(c).

               (c) A letter of credit fee and an issuance fee has most recently
        been paid by Borrower with respect to each Existing Letter of Credit
        (pursuant to Section 2.5(g) of the Prior Loan Agreement) as shown on
        Schedule 3.18. These fees are applicable to the six-month period from
        and after their respective dates of payment. No further letter of credit
        or issuance fee shall be due with respect to any Existing Letter of
        Credit that expires or is drawn in full prior to the end of such
        applicable six-month period. From and after the end of each such
        applicable six-month period, Borrower shall be responsible to pay letter
        of credit fees, issuance fees and other fees pursuant to Section 2.5(f)
        of this Agreement for each Existing Letter of Credit that has not
        expired or been drawn in full before that date.


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               (d) The Banks hereby agree to make appropriate adjustments among
        themselves with respect to the letter of credit fees paid with respect
        to the Existing Letters of Credit within six (6) months prior to the
        1997 Closing Date. Such adjustments shall be as of the 1997 Closing Date
        and shall be based upon any change in the pro rata share held by each
        such Bank in the Line A Commitment under this Agreement from the pro
        rata share held by each such Bank in the Line A Commitment under the
        Prior Loan Agreement. The Administrative Agent shall, within 15 days of
        the 1997 Closing Date, send a settlement billing to each Bank with
        respect to such adjustments, which settlement billing shall be
        conclusive in the absence of manifest error.


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                                    Article 4
                         REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

        Borrower represents and warrants to the Banks that:

               4.1 Existence and Qualification; Power; Compliance with Law.
Borrower is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing
under the Laws of Delaware, and its certificate of incorporation does not
provide for the termination of its existence. Borrower is duly qualified or
registered to transact business as a foreign corporation in the State of
California, and in each other jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business
or the ownership of its properties makes such qualification or registration
necessary, except where the failure so to qualify or register would not
constitute a Material Adverse Effect. Borrower has all requisite corporate power
and authority to conduct its business, to own and lease its Properties and to
execute, deliver and perform all of its obligations under the Loan Documents.
All outstanding shares of capital stock of Borrower are duly authorized, validly
issued, fully paid, non-assessable, and were issued in compliance with all
applicable state and federal securities Laws, except where the failure to so
comply would not constitute a Material Adverse Effect. Borrower is in
substantial compliance with all Laws and other legal requirements applicable to
its business, has obtained all authorizations, consents, approvals, orders,
licenses and permits (collectively, "Authorizations") from, and has accomplished
all filings, registrations and qualifications with, or obtained exemptions from
any of the foregoing from, any Governmental Agency that are necessary for the
transaction of its business, except where the failure so to obtain
Authorizations, comply, file, register, qualify or obtain exemptions does not
constitute a Material Adverse Effect.

               4.2 Authority; Compliance with Other Instruments and Government
Regulations. The execution, delivery, and performance by Borrower, and by each
Guarantor Subsidiary of Borrower, of the Loan Documents to which it is a Party,
have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action, and do not:

               (a) require any consent or approval not heretofore obtained of
        any stockholder, partner, security holder, or creditor of such Party;

               (b) violate or conflict with any provision of such Party's
        charter, certificate or articles of incorporation or bylaws;

               (c) result in or require the creation or imposition of any Lien
        or Right of Others upon or with respect to any Property now owned or
        leased or hereafter acquired by such Party;

               (d) constitute a "transfer of an interest" or an "obligation
        incurred" that is avoidable by a trustee under Section 548 of the
        Bankruptcy Code of 1978, as amended, or constitute a "fraudulent
        transfer" or "fraudulent obligation" within the meaning of the Uniform
        Fraudulent Transfer Act as enacted in any jurisdiction or any analogous
        Law;


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               (e) violate any Requirement of Law applicable to such Party; or

               (f) result in a breach of or constitute a default under, or cause
        or permit the acceleration of any obligation owed under, any indenture
        or loan or credit agreement or any other Contractual Obligation to which
        such Party or any of its Property is bound or affected;

and neither Borrower nor any Subsidiary of Borrower is in violation of, or
default under, any Requirement of Law or Contractual Obligation, or any
indenture, loan or credit agreement described in Section 4.2(f) in any respect
that would constitute a Material Adverse Effect.

               4.3 No Governmental Approvals Required. Except such as have
heretofore been obtained, no authorization, consent, approval, order, license or
permit from, or filing, registration, or qualification with, or exemption from
any of the foregoing from, any Governmental Agency is or will be required to
authorize or permit the execution, delivery and performance by Borrower or any
Significant Subsidiary of Borrower of the Loan Documents to which it is a Party.

               4.4    Subsidiaries.

               (a) Schedule 4.4 correctly sets forth the names, the form of
        legal entity and jurisdictions of organization of all Subsidiaries of
        Borrower as of the 1997 Closing Date and identifies each such Subsidiary
        that is a Consolidated Subsidiary, a Significant Subsidiary, a Guarantor
        Subsidiary, a Foreign Subsidiary and a Financial Subsidiary. As of the
        1997 Closing Date, unless otherwise indicated in Schedule 4.4, all of
        the outstanding shares of capital stock, or all of the units of equity
        interest, as the case may be, of each Subsidiary indicated thereon are
        owned of record and beneficially by Borrower or one of such
        Subsidiaries, and all such shares or equity interests so owned were
        issued in compliance with all state and federal securities Laws and are
        duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable (other
        than with respect to required capital contributions to any joint venture
        in accordance with customary terms and provisions of the related joint
        venture agreement), except where the failure to so comply would not
        constitute a Material Adverse Effect, and are free and clear of all
        Liens and Rights of Others, except for Permitted Encumbrances and
        Permitted Rights of Others.

               (b) Each Significant Subsidiary is as of the date of this
        Agreement, and will be as of the 1997 Closing Date, a legal entity of
        the form described for that Subsidiary in Schedule 4.4, and is duly
        organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of its
        jurisdiction of organization, is duly qualified to do business as a
        foreign organization and is in good standing as such in each
        jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business or the ownership or
        leasing of its Properties makes such qualification necessary (except
        where the failure to be so duly qualified and in good standing does not
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        authority to conduct its business, to own and lease its Properties and
        to execute, deliver and perform the Loan Documents to which it is a
        Party.

               (c) Each Significant Subsidiary is in substantial compliance with
        all Laws and other requirements applicable to its business and has
        obtained all Authorizations from, and each such Significant Subsidiary
        has accomplished all filings, registrations, and qualifications with, or
        obtained exemptions from any of the foregoing from, any Governmental
        Agency that are necessary for the transaction of its business, except
        where the failure so to obtain Authorizations, comply, file, register,
        qualify or obtain exemptions does not constitute a Material Adverse
        Effect.

               4.5 Financial Statements. Borrower has furnished to each Bank the
following financial statements:

               (a) the audited consolidated financial statements of Borrower and
        its Consolidated Subsidiaries as at November 30, 1996 and for the Fiscal
        Year then ended; and

               (b) the unaudited consolidating financial statements of Borrower
        and its Consolidated Subsidiaries as at November 30, 1996 for the Fiscal
        Quarter then ended and for the portion of the Fiscal Year ended with
        such Fiscal Quarter.

The audited financial statements described in clause (a) are in accordance with
the books and records of Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, were
prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and fairly
present in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles consistently
applied the consolidated financial condition and results of operations of
Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries as at the date and for the period
covered thereby. The unaudited financial statements described in clause (b), are
in accordance with the books and records of Borrower and its Consolidated
Subsidiaries, were prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles and fairly present in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles consistently applied the consolidating financial condition and
results of operation of Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries as at the
date and for the period covered thereby.

               4.6 No Other Liabilities; No Material Adverse Effect. Borrower
and its Consolidated Subsidiaries do not have any material liability or material
contingent liability not reflected or disclosed in the financial statements or
in the notes to the financial statements described in Section 4.5, other than
liabilities and contingent liabilities arising in the ordinary course of
business subsequent to November 30, 1996. Since November 30, 1996, no event or
circumstance has occurred that constitutes a Material Adverse Effect with
respect to Borrower and its Subsidiaries.

               4.7 Title to Assets. As of the 1997 Closing Date, Borrower and
its Consolidated Subsidiaries have good and valid title to all of the assets
reflected in the financial statements described in Section 4.5 owned by them or
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disposed of in the ordinary course of business) and all other assets
owned on the date of this Agreement, free and clear of all Liens and Rights of
Others other than (a) those reflected or disclosed in the notes to the financial
statements described in Section 4.5, (b) immaterial Liens or Rights of Others
not required under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to be so reflected
or disclosed, (c) Liens permitted pursuant to Section 6.7, (d) Permitted Rights
of Others, and (e) such existing Liens or Rights of Others as are described on
Schedule 4.7 hereto.

               4.8 Intangible Assets. Borrower and its Subsidiaries own, or
possess the unrestricted right to use, all trademarks, trade names, copyrights,
patents, patent rights, licenses and other intangible assets that are necessary
in the conduct of their businesses as now operated, and no such intangible
asset, to the best knowledge of Borrower, conflicts with the valid trademark,
trade name, copyright, patent, patent right or intangible asset of any other
Person to the extent that such conflict would constitute a Material Adverse
Effect.

               4.9 Existing Indebtedness and Contingent Guaranty Obligations. As
of the 1997 Closing Date, except as set forth in Schedule 4.9, neither Borrower
nor any of its Subsidiaries has (a) any Indebtedness owed to any Person or (b)
outstanding any Contingent Guaranty Obligation with respect to obligations of
another Person that is not a Subsidiary of Borrower.

               4.10 Governmental Regulation. Neither Borrower nor any of its
Subsidiaries is subject to regulation under the Public Utility Holding Company
Act of 1935, the Federal Power Act, the Interstate Commerce Act or the
Investment Company Act of 1940.

               4.11 Litigation. There are no actions, suits, or proceedings
pending or, to the best knowledge of Borrower, threatened against or affecting
Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any Property of any of them before any
Governmental Agency which would constitute a Material Adverse Effect.

               4.12 Binding Obligations. Each of the Loan Documents to which
Borrower or any Guarantor Subsidiary of Borrower is a Party will, when executed
and delivered by Borrower or the Guarantor Subsidiary, as the case may be,
constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of Borrower or the Guarantor
Subsidiary, as the case may be, enforceable against Borrower or the Guarantor
Subsidiary, as the case may be, in accordance with its terms, except as
enforcement may be limited by Debtor Relief Laws or by equitable principles
relating to the granting of specific performance and other equitable remedies as
a matter of judicial discretion.

               4.13 No Default. No event has occurred and is continuing that is
a Default or an Event of Default.

               4.14 Pension Plans. As of the 1997 Closing Date, all
contributions required to be made under any Pension Plan maintained by Borrower
or any of its ERISA Affiliates (or to which Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate
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made or accrued in the balance sheet of Borrower and its Consolidated
Subsidiaries as at November 30, 1995. There is no "accumulated funding
deficiency" within the meaning of Section 302 of ERISA or any liability to the
PBGC (other than for premiums) with respect to any such Pension Plan other than
a Multiemployer Plan.

               4.15 Tax Liability. Borrower and its Subsidiaries have filed all
tax returns which are required to be filed, and have paid, or made provision for
the payment of, all taxes which have become due pursuant to said returns or
pursuant to any assessment received by Borrower or any Subsidiary, except (a)
such taxes, if any, as are being contested in good faith by appropriate
proceedings (and with respect to which Borrower or its Subsidiary has
established adequate reserves for the payment of the same), and (b) such taxes
the failure of which to pay will not constitute a Material Adverse Effect.

               4.16 Regulation U. Neither Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries
is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business
of extending credit for the purpose of "purchasing" or "carrying" any "margin
stock" within the meanings of Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System, and no Loan hereunder will be used to purchase or carry
any such margin stock in violation of Regulation U.

               4.17 Environmental Matters. To the best knowledge of Borrower,
Borrower and its Subsidiaries are in substantial compliance with all applicable
Laws relating to environmental protection where the failure to comply would
constitute a Material Adverse Effect. To Borrower's best knowledge, neither
Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any notice from any
Governmental Agency respecting the alleged violation by Borrower or any
Subsidiary of such Laws which would constitute a Material Adverse Effect and
which has not been or is not being corrected.

               4.18 Disclosure. The information provided by Borrower to the
Banks in connection with this Agreement or any Loan, taken as a whole, has not
contained any untrue statement of a material fact and has not omitted a material
fact necessary to make the statements contained therein not misleading under the
totality of the circumstances existing at the date such information was provided
and in the context in which it was provided.

               4.19 Projections. As of the 1997 Closing Date, the assumptions
upon which the Projections are based are reasonable and consistent with each
other assumption and with all facts known to Borrower and the Projections are
reasonably based on those assumptions. Nothing in this Section 4.19 shall be
construed as a representation or warranty as of any date other than the 1997
Closing Date or that the Projections will in fact be achieved by Borrower.


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                                    Article 5
                              AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
                           (OTHER THAN INFORMATION AND
                             REPORTING REQUIREMENTS)

        As long as any Loan remains unpaid, or any other Obligation remains
unpaid, or any portion of the Commitments remains outstanding, Borrower shall,
and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, unless the Administrative Agent
(with the approval of the Majority Banks) otherwise consents in writing:

               5.1 Payment of Taxes and Other Potential Liens. Pay and discharge
promptly, all taxes, assessments, and governmental charges or levies imposed
upon Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, upon their respective Property or any
part thereof, upon their respective income or profits or any part thereof,
except any tax, assessment, charge, or levy that is not yet past due, or is
being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, as long as Borrower or
its Subsidiary has established and maintains adequate reserves for the payment
of the same and by reason of such nonpayment no material Property of Borrower or
its Subsidiaries is subject to a risk of loss or forfeiture.

               5.2 Preservation of Existence. Preserve and maintain their
respective existence, licenses, rights, franchises, and privileges in the
jurisdiction of their formation and all authorizations, consents, approvals,
orders, licenses, permits, or exemptions from, or registrations with, any
Governmental Agency that are necessary for the transaction of their respective
business, and qualify and remain qualified to transact business in each
jurisdiction in which such qualification is necessary in view of their
respective business or the ownership or leasing of their respective Properties;
provided that (a) the failure to preserve and maintain any particular right,
franchise, privilege, authorization, consent, approval, order, license, permit,
exemption, or registration, or to qualify or remain qualified in any
jurisdiction, that does not constitute a Material Adverse Effect will not
constitute a violation of this covenant, and (b) nothing in this Section 5.2
shall prevent any consolidation or merger or disposition of assets permitted by
Sections 6.2 or 6.3 or shall prevent the termination of the business or
existence (corporate or otherwise) of any Subsidiary of Borrower which in the
reasonable judgment of the management of Borrower is no longer necessary or
desirable.

               5.3 Maintenance of Properties. Maintain, preserve and protect all
of their respective real Properties in good order and condition, subject to wear
and tear in the ordinary course of business and damage caused by the natural
elements, and not permit any waste of their respective real Properties, except
that the failure to so maintain, preserve or protect any particular real
Property, or the permitting of waste on any particular real Property, where such
failure or waste with respect to all real Properties of Borrower and its
Subsidiaries, in the aggregate, would not constitute a Material Adverse Effect
will not constitute a violation of this covenant.

               5.4 Maintenance of Insurance. Maintain insurance with responsible
insurance companies in such amounts (subject to deductibles and retentions that
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reasonable and, if reasonably available, at least as protective as recent
historical practices of Borrower) and against such risks as is usually carried
by responsible companies of similar size engaged in similar businesses and
owning similar assets in the general areas in which Borrower and its
Subsidiaries operate.

               5.5 Compliance with Laws. Comply with all Requirements of Laws
noncompliance with which would constitute a Material Adverse Effect, except that
Borrower and its Subsidiaries need not comply with a Requirement of Law then
being contested by any of them in good faith by appropriate procedures, so long
as such contest (or a bond or surety posted in connection therewith) operates as
a stay of enforcement of any penalty that would otherwise apply as a result of
such failure to comply.

               5.6 Inspection Rights. At any time during regular business hours
and as often as reasonably requested (and, in any event, upon 24 hours' prior
notice), permit any Bank or any appropriately designated employee, agent or
representative thereof at the expense of such Bank to examine, audit and make
copies and abstracts from the records and books of account of, and to visit and
inspect the Properties of Borrower and its Subsidiaries, and to discuss the
affairs, finances and accounts of Borrower and its Subsidiaries with any of
their officers or employees; provided that none of the foregoing unreasonably
interferes with the normal business operations of Borrower or any of its
Subsidiaries and that the Banks shall engage in any such inspections on a
cooperative basis, if reasonably possible.

               5.7 Keeping of Records and Books of Account. Keep adequate
records and books of account fairly reflecting all financial transactions in
conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles applied on a consistent
basis (except for changes concurred with by Borrower's independent certified
public accountants) and all applicable requirements of any Governmental Agency
having jurisdiction over Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.

               5.8 Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of all Loans solely for
working capital, Acquisitions permitted hereunder and other general corporate
purposes of Borrower and its Subsidiaries.

               5.9 Subsidiary Guaranty. Cause each of its Guarantor Subsidiaries
hereafter formed, acquired or qualifying as a Guarantor Subsidiary, to execute
and deliver a joinder of the Subsidiary Guaranty promptly following such
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                                    Article 6
                               NEGATIVE COVENANTS

        As long as any Loan remains unpaid, or any other Obligation remains
unpaid, or any portion of the Commitments remains outstanding, Borrower shall
not, and shall not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, unless the Administrative
Agent (with the approval of the Majority Banks) otherwise consents in writing:

               6.1 Payment or Prepayment of Subordinated Obligations. Make an
optional or unscheduled payment or prepayment of any principal (including an
optional or unscheduled sinking fund payment), interest or any other amount with
respect to any Subordinated Obligation, or make a purchase or redemption of any
Subordinated Obligation, or make any payment with respect to any Subordinated
Obligation in violation of the subordination provisions in the instruments
governing such Subordinated Obligation if a Default or Event of Default then
exists or would result therefrom.

               6.2 Dispositions. Make any Disposition, except (a) a Disposition
to Borrower or to a wholly-owned Subsidiary of Borrower and (b) a Disposition of
a Foreign Subsidiary that does not hold a majority of its assets in the Republic
of France.

               6.3 Mergers and Sale of Assets. Merge or consolidate with or into
any Person, or sell all or substantially all of its assets to any Person,
except, subject to Section 6.6;

               (a) a merger of Borrower into a wholly-owned Subsidiary of
        Borrower that has nominal assets and liabilities, the primary purpose of
        which is to effect the reincorporation of Borrower in another state;

               (b) mergers or consolidations of a Subsidiary of Borrower into
        Borrower (with Borrower as the surviving corporation) or into any other
        wholly-owned Subsidiary of Borrower;

               (c) liquidations of any Subsidiary of Borrower into Borrower or
        into a wholly-owned Subsidiary of Borrower;

               (d) a merger of Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries with another
        Person if (i) Borrower or such Subsidiary is the corporation surviving
        such merger and (ii) immediately after giving effect to such merger, no
        Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing; or

               (e) Dispositions permitted under Section 6.2.

               6.4 Investments and Acquisitions. Make any Acquisition, or enter
into an agreement to make any Acquisition, or make or suffer to exist any
Investment, other than:

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               (b) advances to employees of Borrower or its Subsidiaries for
        travel, housing expenses, stock option plans, or otherwise in connection
        with their employment or the business of Borrower or any of its
        Subsidiaries;

               (c) Investments of Borrower in any of its wholly-owned
        Subsidiaries and Investments of any Subsidiary of Borrower in Borrower
        or any of Borrower's wholly-owned Subsidiaries;

               (d) Acquisitions of or Investments in Persons engaged in the same
        businesses as Borrower and its Subsidiaries, or in a business reasonably
        related to such businesses;

               (e) Acquisitions and Investments by the Mortgage Company
        permitted under the Mortgage Warehousing Agreement;

               (f) Acquisitions of or Investments in Persons engaged primarily
        in businesses in addition to those permitted by Sections 6.4(d),
        provided that the aggregate cost of all such Acquisitions and
        Investments made after November 30, 1996 does not exceed $5,000,000 in
        the aggregate; and

               (g) Investments in existence on the 1997 Closing Date disclosed
        on Schedule 6.4;

but in all events, subject to the restrictions of Section 6.16.

               6.5 ERISA Compliance. Permit any Pension Plan maintained by
Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates (or to which Borrower or any ERISA
Affiliate contributes or is required to contribute), other than a Multiemployer
Plan, to incur any material "accumulated funding deficiency," as such term is
defined in Section 302 of ERISA, unless waived, or permit any Pension Plan
maintained by any of them to suffer a Termination Event or incur withdrawal
liability under any Multiemployer Plan if any of such events would result in a
liability of Borrower or any ERISA affiliate exceeding in the aggregate
$5,000,000.

               6.6 Change in Business. Engage in any business other than the
businesses as now conducted by Borrower or its Subsidiaries, and any business
reasonably related to such businesses.

               6.7 Liens and Negative Pledges. Create, incur, assume, or suffer
to exist, any Lien of any nature upon or with respect to any of their respective
Properties, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, or enter or suffer to exist
any Contractual Obligation wherein Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries agrees
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               (a) Liens and Contractual Obligations existing on the date hereof
        and described in Schedule 4.7, provided that the obligations secured by
        such Liens are not increased and that no such Lien extends to any
        Property of Borrower or any Subsidiary other than the Property subject
        to such Lien on the 1997 Closing Date;

               (b) Liens on Property of any Financial Subsidiary or Foreign
        Subsidiary securing Indebtedness of that Financial Subsidiary or Foreign
        Subsidiary;

               (c) Liens on Property securing Indebtedness of Borrower or any of
        its Subsidiaries provided that (i) aggregate Indebtedness secured by all
        such Liens shall at no time exceed $100,000,000 and (ii) the aggregate
        book value of the Property so encumbered shall at no time exceed 300% of
        the aggregate Indebtedness so secured.

               (d) Liens consisting of a Capital Lease covering personal
        Property;

               (e) Permitted Encumbrances;

               (f) attachment, judgment and other similar Liens arising in
        connection with court proceedings; provided that the execution or
        enforcement of such Lien is effectively stayed and the claims secured
        thereby do not in the aggregate exceed $10,000,000 and are being
        contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings timely commenced and
        diligently prosecuted;

               (g) Liens existing on any asset of any Person at the time such
        Person becomes a Subsidiary and not created in contemplation of such
        event;

               (h) Liens on any asset of any Person existing at the time such
        Person is merged or consolidated with or into Borrower or any of its
        Subsidiaries and not created in contemplation of such event;

               (i) Liens existing on any asset prior to the acquisition thereof
        by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and not created in contemplation
        of such acquisition;

               (j) Liens arising out of the refinancing, extension, renewal or
        refunding of any Indebtedness secured by any Lien permitted by any of
        the foregoing clauses of this Section, provided that such Indebtedness
        is not increased and is not secured by additional assets;

               (k) Liens arising in the ordinary course of business which (i) do
        not secure Indebtedness, (ii) do not secure any obligation in an amount
        exceeding $200,000 individually, or $500,000 in the aggregate, and (iii)
        do not in the aggregate materially detract from the value of the assets
        covered by such Liens or materially impair the use thereof in the
        operation of Borrower's business;


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               (l) Liens not otherwise permitted by the foregoing clauses of
        this Section which secure Indebtedness not exceeding $500,000 in the
        aggregate;

               (m) Liens referred to in the last sentence of the definition of
        "Bond Facility" encumbering (i) real property owned by Borrower or one
        of its Subsidiaries on November 30, 1996 or (ii) other real property of
        Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries provided that the aggregate
        obligations secured by such Liens does not at any time exceed
        $10,000,000 plus the amount by which aggregate Indebtedness then secured
        by Liens described in Section 6.7(c) is less than $100,000,000;

               (n) a Contractual Obligation wherein Borrower or any of its
        Subsidiaries agrees not to a grant any Lien on any of their Properties,
        if such Contractual Obligation does not, by its terms, prohibit the
        grant of a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent and the Banks with
        respect to the Obligations (and Borrower shall, as soon as reasonably
        possible, provide to the Banks a copy of such Contractual Obligation);
        and

               (o) Liens on Property of a Joint Venture.

               6.8 Transactions with Affiliates. Enter into any transaction of
any kind with any Affiliate of Borrower other than (a) a transaction that
results in Subordinated Obligations, or (b) a transaction between or among
Borrower and its wholly-owned Subsidiaries, or (c) a transaction that has been
approved by a resolution adopted by the board of directors of Borrower with the
favorable vote of a majority of the directors who have no financial or other
interest in the transaction or by the vote of a majority of the outstanding
shares of capital stock of Borrower, or (d) an arm's length transaction entered
into on terms and under conditions not less favorable to Borrower or any of its
Subsidiaries than could be obtained from a Person that is not an Affiliate of
Borrower.

               6.9 Consolidated Tangible Net Worth. Permit Consolidated Tangible
Net Worth to be, at the end of any Fiscal Quarter, less than an amount equal to
(a) $300,000,000, plus (b) an amount equal to 50% of aggregate of Consolidated
Net Income for each Fiscal Quarter contained in the fiscal period commencing on
December 1, 1996 and ending as of the last day of such Fiscal Quarter (provided
that there shall be no reduction hereunder in the event of a consolidated net
loss in any such Fiscal Quarter), plus (c) an amount equal to 50% of the
cumulative net proceeds received by Borrower from the issuance of its capital
stock subsequent to November 30, 1996, minus (d) the cumulative cost to Borrower
for the repurchase, if any, of its capital stock subsequent to November 30, 1996
(provided that such deduction shall have an aggregate cap of $40,000,000 for the
measurement at the end of any Fiscal Quarter in the Fiscal Year ending November
30, 1997, $30,000,000 for the measurement at the end of any Fiscal Quarter in
the Fiscal Year ending November 30, 1998 and $20,000,000 for the measurement at
the end of any Fiscal Quarter in any Fiscal Year thereafter).


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               6.10 Consolidated Leverage Ratio. Permit the Consolidated
Leverage Ratio to be, at the end of any Fiscal Quarter, greater than 2.25 to
1.00; provided that:

               (a) in the event that a portion of the Commitments of $30,000,000
        or more is used to finance Acquisitions during any three consecutive
        Fiscal Quarters by Borrower or its Subsidiaries, the foregoing maximum
        permitted ratio may, upon the request of Borrower to the Administrative
        Agent, be increased to 2.65 to 1.00 for the three (3) consecutive Fiscal
        Quarters next ending after such Acquisition, provided that (i) an
        increase under this clause (a) has not been in effect with respect to
        any of the four (4) Fiscal Quarters prior to the first Fiscal Quarter
        for which an adjustment is to be made, (ii) Borrower's request is
        accompanied by 12-month cash flow, balance sheet and income statement
        projections, reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and for
        delivery to the Banks, demonstrating that, giving effect to the
        Acquisition and to Borrower's election under this Section, Borrower will
        be in compliance with Sections 6.9, 6.10 and 6.11 for at least the next
        ending four (4) Fiscal Quarters and (iii) Borrower must remain in
        compliance with Section 6.11 (without giving effect to any adjustment
        permitted thereunder) during each Fiscal Quarter for which an adjustment
        is applicable under this Section 6.10(a);

               (b) if an election under Section 6.10(a) is not then in effect,
        the foregoing ratio shall, if needed, be increased to 2.50 to 1.00 for a
        period of up to two (2) consecutive Fiscal Quarters, provided that (i)
        this clause (b) has not been in effect with respect to any of the four
        (4) Fiscal Quarters prior to the first Fiscal Quarter for which an
        adjustment is needed, (ii) no other Default or Event of Default then
        exists, (iii) Borrower furnishes to the Administrative Agent no later
        than 60 days after the end of the first Fiscal Quarter for which such
        adjustment is needed, 12-month cash flow, balance sheet and income
        statement projections, reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent
        and for delivery to the Banks, demonstrating that Borrower will be in
        compliance with Sections 6.9, 6.10 and 6.11 for at least the next ending
        two (2) Fiscal Quarters, (iv) as of the end of each Fiscal Quarter for
        which such adjustment is applicable, the Consolidated Interest Coverage
        Ratio is not less than 2.25 to 1.00 (if such Fiscal Quarter ends on or
        before November 30, 1997) or 2.50 to 1.00 (if such Fiscal Quarter ends
        after November 30, 1997) and (v) Borrower has not incurred Operating
        Losses for the first Fiscal Quarter for which such adjustment is needed
        and the immediately preceding Fiscal Quarter; and

               (c) notwithstanding Section 6.10(a) or 6.10(b), the foregoing
        ratio shall automatically be reduced to 1.75 to 1.00 as of the end of
        any Fiscal Quarter if Borrower has incurred an Operating Loss for that
        Fiscal Quarter and the immediately preceding Fiscal Quarter and shall
        remain at 1.75 to 1.00 until the first Fiscal Quarter thereafter for
        which there is no Operating Loss.

               6.11 Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio. Permit the
Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio to be, at the end of any Fiscal Quarter,
less than the ratio set forth below opposite that Fiscal Quarter:


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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
               Fiscal Quarters Ending                  Ratio
               ----------------------                  -----
               <S>                                 <C>
               From the Closing Date
                  through November 30, 1997        2.00 to 1.00

               After November 30, 1997             2.25 to 1.00;
</TABLE>

provided that the foregoing ratio shall, upon the request of Borrower to the
Administrative Agent, be decreased for a period of two (2) Fiscal Quarters
provided that (a) an adjustment under this Section 6.11 has not been in effect
with respect to any of the four (4) Fiscal Quarters prior to the first Fiscal
Quarter for which an adjustment is to be made, (b) no Default or Event of
Default then exists and (c) Borrower furnishes to the Administrative Agent
12-month cash flow, balance sheet and income statement projections, reasonably
acceptable to the Administrative Agent, demonstrating that Borrower will be in
compliance with Sections 6.9, 6.10 and 6.11 for at least the next ending four
(4) Fiscal Quarters. Subject to satisfaction of the foregoing conditions, the
decrease in the ratio for the first Fiscal Quarter shall be to 1.50 to 1.00 (if
the request applies to a Fiscal Quarter ending on or before November 30, 1997)
or to 1.75 to 1.00 (if the request applies to a Fiscal Quarter ending after
November 30, 1997) and the decrease for the second Fiscal Quarter shall be to a
level (in no event higher than 2.00:1.00 or 2.25:1.00, as applicable) that is
0.25 higher than the actual Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio for such first
Fiscal Quarter (e.g., from 1.60 to 1.00 improving to at least 1.85 to 1.00).

               6.12 Distributions. Make any Distribution (other than a
Distribution made to Borrower or to a Guarantor Subsidiary) if an Event of
Default then exists or if an Event of Default or Default would result therefrom.

               6.13 Amendments. Amend, waive or terminate any provision in any
instrument or agreement governing Subordinated Obligations unless such
amendment, waiver or termination would not be materially adverse to the
interests of the Banks under this Agreement.

               6.14 Hostile Tender Offers. Make any offer to the shareholders of
a publicly held corporation or business entity to purchase or acquire, or
consummate such a purchase or acquisition of, more than 5% of the shares of
capital stock or analogous ownership interests in such a corporation or business
entity if the board of directors or analogous body of such corporation or
business entity has notified Borrower that it opposes such offer or purchase,
except for consideration which consists solely of shares of capital stock or
other equity securities of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.

               6.15 Inventory. Permit, as of the end of any Fiscal Quarter, the
book value of Domestic Unimproved Land to exceed an amount equal to 100% of
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               6.16 Certain Investments. Make any Investment (a) in any Foreign
Subsidiary, (b) in any Financial Subsidiary, (c) in any Person that is not a
wholly owned Subsidiary of Borrower (collectively, "Specified Entities") if,
giving effect thereto, the aggregate amount of all such Investments made after
November 30, 1996 exceeds the sum of (i) $30,000,000 plus (ii) the aggregate
amount of Cash Distributions declared and paid by all Specified Entities to
Borrower after November 30, 1996, plus (iii) the aggregate amount of capital of
Specified Entities returned to Borrower after November 30, 1996.

               6.17 Money Market Indebtedness. Permit, for any consecutive
period of more than one (1) Banking Day, at any time the sum of the aggregate
outstanding principal amount of the Loans plus the Letter of Credit Usage plus
the Money Market Outstandings plus the Swing Line Outstandings to exceed the
Commitments.

               6.18 Domestic Standing Inventory. Permit, as of the last day of
any Fiscal Quarter that immediately follows a Fiscal Quarter on the last day of
which the Consolidated Leverage Ratio was in excess of 2.25:1.00, Domestic
Standing Inventory to exceed an amount equal to 15% of Net Orders received
during the four most recently ended Fiscal Quarters.

               6.19 Future Subsidiaries. Permit, as of the last day of any
Fiscal Quarter, the total assets of all Subsidiaries of Borrower (other than
Guarantor Subsidiaries, Financial Subsidiaries and Foreign Subsidiaries) that
are formed after the 1997 Closing Date to exceed 10% of the consolidated total
assets (other than assets of Financial Subsidiaries or Foreign Subsidiaries) of
Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of such date.


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                                    Article 7
                     INFORMATION AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

               7.1 Financial and Business Information of Borrower and Its
Subsidiaries. As long as any Loan remains unpaid or any other Obligation remains
unpaid, or any portion of the Commitments remains outstanding, Borrower shall,
unless the Administrative Agent (with the approval of the Majority Banks)
otherwise consents in writing, deliver to the Administrative Agent and each of
the Banks (except as otherwise provided below) at its own expense:

               (a) As soon as reasonably possible, and in any event within 60
        days after the close of each Fiscal Quarter of Borrower (other than the
        fourth Fiscal Quarter), (i) the consolidated and consolidating balance
        sheet of Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries as of the end of
        such Fiscal Quarter, setting forth in comparative form the corresponding
        figures for the corresponding Fiscal Quarter of the preceding Fiscal
        Year, if available, and (ii) the consolidated and consolidating
        statements of profit and loss and the consolidated statements of cash
        flows of Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for such Fiscal
        Quarter and for the portion of the Fiscal Year ended with such Fiscal
        Quarter, setting forth in comparative form the corresponding periods of
        the preceding Fiscal Year. Such consolidated and consolidating balance
        sheets and statements shall be prepared in reasonable detail in
        accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (other than
        those which require footnote disclosure of certain matters) consistently
        applied, and shall be certified by the principal financial officer of
        Borrower, subject to normal year-end accruals and audit adjustments;

               (b) As soon as reasonably possible, and in any event within 90
        days after the close of each Fiscal Year of Borrower, (i) the
        consolidated and consolidating balance sheets of Borrower and its
        Consolidated Subsidiaries as at the end of such Fiscal Year, setting
        forth in comparative form the corresponding figures at the end of the
        preceding Fiscal Year and (ii) the consolidated and consolidating
        statements of profit and loss and the consolidated statements of cash
        flows of Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for such Fiscal
        Year, setting forth in comparative form the corresponding figures for
        the previous Fiscal Year. Such consolidated and consolidating balance
        sheet and statements shall be prepared in reasonable detail in
        accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles consistently
        applied. Such consolidated balance sheet and statements shall be
        accompanied by a report and opinion of Ernst & Young or other
        independent certified public accountants of recognized standing selected
        by Borrower (to which the Majority Banks have not reasonably objected),
        which report and opinion shall state that the examination of such
        consolidated financial statements by such accountants was made in
        accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and that such
        consolidated financial statements fairly present the financial
        condition, results of operations and of cash flows of Borrower and its
        Subsidiaries subject to no exceptions as to scope of audit and subject
        to no other exceptions or qualifications (other than changes in
        accounting principles in which the auditors concur) not approved by the
        Majority Banks in their reasonable 


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        discretion. Such accountants' report and opinion shall be accompanied by
        a certificate stating that, in conducting the audit examination of books
        and records necessary for the certification of such financial
        statements, such accountants have obtained no knowledge of any Default
        or Event of Default hereunder or, if in the opinion of such accountants,
        any such Default or Event of Default shall exist, stating the nature and
        status of such event, and setting forth the applicable calculations
        under Sections 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.15 (without requiring any physical
        count of inventory) and 6.16, as of the date of the balance sheet. Such
        consolidating balance sheet and statements shall be certified by the
        principal financial officer of Borrower;

               (c) Promptly after the receipt thereof by Borrower, copies of any
        audit or management reports submitted to it by independent accountants
        in connection with any audit or interim audit submitted to the board of
        directors of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries;

               (d) Promptly after the same are available, copies of each annual
        report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication
        sent to its stockholders, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic
        and special reports and registration statements which Borrower may file
        or be required to file with the Commission or any similar or
        corresponding Governmental Agency or with any securities exchange;

               (e) Promptly upon a Senior Officer of Borrower becoming aware,
        and in any event within ten Banking Days after becoming aware, of the
        occurrence of any (i) "reportable event" (as such term is defined in
        Section 4043 of ERISA) other than any such event as to which the PBGC
        has by regulation waived the requirement of 30 days' notice or (ii)
        "prohibited transaction" (as such term is defined in Section 406 of
        ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) in connection with any Pension Plan,
        other than a Multiemployer Plan, or any trust created thereunder, a
        written notice specifying the nature thereof, what action Borrower and
        any of its Subsidiaries is taking or proposes to take with respect
        thereto, and, when known, any action taken by the Internal Revenue
        Service with respect thereto;

               (f) Promptly upon a Senior Officer of Borrower becoming aware,
        and in any event within five Banking Days after becoming aware, of the
        existence of a Default or an Event of Default, a written notice
        specifying the nature and period of existence thereof and what action
        Borrower is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto;

               (g) Promptly upon a Senior Officer of Borrower becoming aware,
        and in any event within five Banking Days after becoming aware, that the
        holder of any evidence of Indebtedness (in a principal amount in excess
        of $5,000,000) of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries has given notice
        or taken any other action with respect to a default or event of default,
        a written notice specifying the notice given or action taken by such
        holder and the nature of such default or event of default and what
        action Borrower or its Subsidiary is taking or proposes to take with
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               (h) Promptly upon a Senior Officer of Borrower becoming aware,
        and in any event within five Banking Days after becoming aware, of the
        existence of any pending or threatened litigation or any investigation
        by any Governmental Agency that would constitute a Material Adverse
        Effect (provided, that no failure of a Senior Officer to provide notice
        of any such event shall be the sole basis for any Default or Event of
        Default hereunder);

               (i) As soon as possible, and in any event within 60 days after
        the close of each Fiscal Quarter of Borrower (except 90 days after the
        close of the Fiscal Year of Borrower), (i) a sales report by
        geographical region, in the form of Exhibit F hereto, certified by a
        Senior Officer of Borrower, setting forth the number of homes or other
        units sold and delivered during such period and in backlog at the end of
        such period, (ii) an inventory report for such Fiscal Quarter
        summarizing such inventory by type and geographical region, in the form
        of Exhibit G hereto and (iii) a report of any change, as of the last day
        of such Fiscal Quarter, in the listing of Subsidiaries set forth in
        Schedule 4.4 (as the same may have been revised by previous reports
        under this clause (i)(iii));

               (j) As soon as reasonably possible, and in any event prior to the
        date that is sixty (60) days after the commencement of each Fiscal Year,
        deliver to the Administrative Agent the business plan of Borrower and
        its Subsidiaries for that Fiscal Year, together with projections (in
        substantially the same format as the Projections) covering the next two
        (2) Fiscal Years;

               (k) Promptly following obtaining knowledge thereof by a Senior
        Officer of Borrower, written notice of the inception or cessation of the
        Investment Grade Credit Rating; and

               (l) Such other data and information as from time to time may be
        reasonably requested by any of the Banks.

               7.2 Compliance Certificate. Not later than 60 days after the
close of each Fiscal Quarter and 90 days after the close of each Fiscal Year, a
Compliance Certificate dated as of the last day of the Fiscal Quarter or Fiscal
Year, as the case may be, (a) setting forth computations showing, in detail
reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, whether Borrower and its
Subsidiaries were in compliance with their obligations to the Banks pursuant to
Sections 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.15, 6.16, and 6.18 (b) either (i) stating that to
the best knowledge of the certifying officer as of the date of such certificate
there is no Default or Event of Default, or (ii) if there is a Default or Event
of Default as of the date of such certificate, specifying all such Defaults or
Events of Default and their nature and status and (c) stating, to the best
knowledge of the certifying officer, whether any event or circumstance
constituting a Material Adverse Effect (other than a Material Adverse Effect
which is not particular to the Borrower and which is generally known) has
occurred since the date of the most recent Compliance Certificate delivered
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Adverse Effect in reasonable detail. No failure of the certifying officer to
describe the existence of an event or circumstance constituting a Material
Adverse Effect shall be the sole basis for any Default or Event of Default
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                                    Article 8
                                   CONDITIONS

               8.1 Initial Advances. The effectiveness of this Agreement, and
obligations of the Banks to make the initial Advances and of the Issuing Bank to
issue the initial Letter of Credit are subject to the following conditions, each
of which shall be satisfied prior to or concurrently with the making of the
initial Advances:

               (a) The Administrative Agent shall have received all of the
        following, each dated as of the 1997 Closing Date (unless otherwise
        specified or unless the Administrative Agent otherwise agrees) and all
        in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and legal
        counsel for the Administrative Agent:

                       (i) executed counterparts of this Agreement, sufficient
               in number for distribution to the Banks and Borrower;

                       (ii) a Line A Note and a Line B Note executed by Borrower
               in favor of each Bank, each in a principal amount equal to that
               Bank's Pro Rata Share of the applicable Commitment. Promptly
               following the 1997 Closing Date, the promissory notes delivered
               to the Banks pursuant to the Prior Loan Agreement shall be
               canceled and promptly returned to Borrower;

                       (iii) the Subsidiary Guaranty executed by each Subsidiary
               which is a Guarantor Subsidiary as of the 1997 Closing Date;

                       (iv) the Swing Line Documents, executed by Borrower;

                       (v) with respect to Borrower and each Subsidiary which is
               a Guarantor Subsidiary as of the 1997 Closing Date, such
               documentation as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require
               to establish the due organization, valid existence and good
               standing of Borrower and each such Subsidiary, its qualification
               to engage in business in each jurisdiction in which it is
               required to be so qualified, its authority to execute, deliver
               and perform any Loan Documents to which it is a Party, and the
               identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Official
               thereof authorized to act on its behalf, including, without
               limitation, certified copies of articles of incorporation and
               amendments thereto, bylaws and amendments thereto, certificates
               of good standing and/or qualification to engage in business, tax
               clearance certificates, certificates of corporate resolutions,
               incumbency certificates, and the like;

                       (vi) the Opinions of Counsel;

                       (vii) an Officer's Certificate of Borrower affirming, to
               the best knowledge of the certifying Senior Officer, that the
               conditions set forth in Sections 8.1(c) and 8.1(d) have been
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                       (viii) a side letter executed by each "Bank" under the
               Prior Loan Agreement that is not a "Bank" hereunder acknowledging
               a termination of the "Commitments" under the Prior Loan Agreement
               and agreeing to the other matters specified in Section 3.18; and

                       (ix) such other assurances, certificates, documents,
               consents or opinions relevant hereto as the Administrative Agent
               may reasonably require.

               (b) The upfront fee payable pursuant to Section 3.2 shall have
        been paid and any fees then payable under letter agreements referred to
        in Section 3.5 shall have been paid.

               (c) The representations and warranties of Borrower contained in
        Article 4 shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as
        of the 1997 Closing Date.

               (d) Borrower and its Subsidiaries and any other Parties shall be
        in compliance with all the terms and provisions of the Loan Documents.

               (e) The Banks shall have received the written legal opinion of
        Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, legal counsel to the Administrative
        Agent, to the effect that the Opinions of Counsel are acceptable and
        such other matters relating to the Loan Documents as the Administrative
        Agent may request.

               8.2 Any Advance. The obligations of the Banks to make any Advance
are subject to the following conditions precedent:

               (a) the Administrative Agent shall have received a Request for
        Loan;

               (b) the representations and warranties contained in Article 4
        (other than the representations and warranties contained in Sections
        4.4(a), 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.9, 4.12, 4.14, 4.18 and 4.19) shall be true and
        correct in all material respects on and as of the date of the Loan as
        though made on and as of that date and no event or circumstance that
        constitutes a Material Adverse Effect shall have occurred since the 1997
        Closing Date; and

               (c) the Administrative Agent shall have received such other
        information relating to any matters which are the subject of Section
        8.2(b) or the compliance by Borrower with this Agreement as may
        reasonably be requested by the Administrative Agent on behalf of a Bank.

               8.3 Any Letter of Credit. The obligation of an Issuing Bank to
issue any Letter of Credit, and the obligation of the other Banks to participate
therein, are subject to the conditions precedent that (a) the conditions set
forth in Section 8.2 have been satisfied and 


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                (b) Borrower shall have certified that, giving effect to the
        issuance of the requested Letter of Credit, the Letter of Credit Usage
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                                    Article 9
              EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES UPON EVENTS OF DEFAULT

               9.1 Events of Default. There will be a default hereunder if any
one or more of the following events ("Events of Default") occurs and is
continuing, whatever the reason therefor:

               (a) failure to pay any installment of principal on any of the
        Notes or a Swing Line note on the date, or any payment in respect of a
        Letter of Credit pursuant to Section 2.5(e), when due; or

               (b) failure to pay any installment of interest on any of the
        Notes, or to pay any fee or other amounts due the Administrative Agent
        or any Bank hereunder, within five Banking Days after the date when due;
        or

               (c) any failure to comply with Sections 5.8, 5.9, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3,
        6.4, 6.7, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.15, 6.16, 6.17, 6.18 or 7.1(f); or

               (d) any failure to comply with Section 6.8 which shall remain
        unremedied for a period of three Banking Days after notice by the
        Administrative Agent of such Default; or

               (e) Borrower or any other Party fails to perform or observe any
        other term, covenant, or agreement contained in any Loan Document on its
        part to be performed or observed within thirty (30) calendar days after
        notice by the Administrative Agent of such Default; or

               (f) any representation or warranty in any Loan Document or in any
        certificate, agreement, instrument, or other document made or delivered,
        on or after the 1997 Closing Date, pursuant to or in connection with any
        Loan Document proves to have been incorrect when made in any respect
        material to the ability of Borrower to duly and punctually perform all
        of the Obligations; or

               (g) Any failure to pay any interest or principal when due
        (following any applicable cure period) under the Mortgage Warehousing
        Agreement or under any Money Market Facility; or

               (h) Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries (i) fails to
        pay the principal, or any principal installment, of any present or
        future Indebtedness (other than Non-Recourse Indebtedness, and in the
        case of the Mortgage Company, arising under the Mortgage Warehousing
        Agreement), or any guaranty of present or future Indebtedness (other
        than Non-Recourse Indebtedness) on its part to be paid, when due (or
        within any stated grace period), whether at the stated maturity, upon
        acceleration, by reason of required prepayment or otherwise in excess of
        $10,000,000 individually or $25,000,000 in the aggregate or (ii) fails
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        term, covenant, or agreement on its part to be performed or observed, or
        suffers to exist any condition, in connection with any present or future
        Indebtedness (other than Non-Recourse Indebtedness, and in the case of
        the Mortgage Company, arising under the Mortgage Warehousing Agreement)
        or any guaranty of present or future Indebtedness (other than
        Non-Recourse Indebtedness), in excess of $10,000,000 individually or
        $25,000,000 in the aggregate, if as a result of such failure or such
        condition any holder or holders thereof (or an agent or trustee on its
        or their behalf) has the right to declare it due before the date on
        which it otherwise would become due; or

               (i) any Loan Document, at any time after its execution and
        delivery and for any reason other than the agreement of all the Banks or
        satisfaction in full of all the Obligations, ceases to be in full force
        and effect or is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be
        null and void, invalid, or unenforceable in any respect which is, in the
        reasonable opinion of the Majority Banks, materially adverse to the
        interest of the Banks;

               (j) a final judgment (or judgments) against Borrower or any of
        its Significant Subsidiaries is entered for the payment of money in
        excess of $10,000,000 individually or $25,000,000 in the aggregate, and
        remains unsatisfied without procurement of a stay of execution within
        thirty (30) calendar days after the issuance of any writ of execution or
        similar legal process or the date of entry of judgment, whichever is
        earlier, or in any event at least five (5) calendar days prior to the
        sale of any assets pursuant to such legal process; or

               (k) Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary of Borrower institutes
        or consents to any proceeding under a Debtor Relief Law relating to it
        or to all or any part of its Property, or fails generally to pay its
        debts as they mature, or makes a general assignment for the benefit of
        creditors; or applies for or consents to the appointment of any
        receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator, or
        similar officer for it or for all or any part of its property; or any
        receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator, or
        similar officer is appointed without the application or consent of that
        Person and the appointment continues undischarged or unstayed for sixty
        (60) calendar days; or any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law
        relating to any such Person or to all or any part of its Property is
        instituted without the consent of that Person, and continues undismissed
        or unstayed for sixty (60) calendar days; or

               (l) the occurrence of a Termination Event with respect to any
        Pension Plan if the aggregate liability of Borrower and its ERISA
        Affiliates under ERISA as a result thereof exceeds $10,000,000; or the
        complete or partial withdrawal by Borrower or any of its ERISA
        Affiliates from any Multiemployer Plan if the aggregate liability of
        Borrower and its ERISA Affiliates as a result thereof exceeds
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               (m) any determination is made by a court of competent
        jurisdiction that payment of principal or interest or both is due to the
        holder of any Subordinated Obligations which would not be permitted by
        Section 6.1 or that any Subordinated Obligation is not subordinated in
        accordance with its terms to the Obligations.

               9.2 Remedies Upon Event of Default. Without limiting any other
rights or remedies of the Administrative Agent or the Banks provided for
elsewhere in this Agreement or the Loan Documents, or by applicable Law or in
equity, or otherwise:

               (a) Upon the occurrence of any Event of Default, and so long as
        any such Event of Default shall be continuing (other than an Event of
        Default described in Section 9.1(k) with respect to Borrower or a
        Guarantor Subsidiary):

                       (i) all commitments to make Advances or issue Letters of
               Credit, and all other obligations of the Administrative Agent,
               any Issuing Bank or the Banks shall be suspended without notice
               to or demand upon Borrower, which are expressly waived by
               Borrower, except that the Majority Banks may waive the Event of
               Default or, without waiving, determine, upon terms and conditions
               satisfactory to the Majority Banks, to reinstate the Commitments
               and make further Advances or issue Letters of Credit, which
               waiver or determination shall apply equally to, and shall be
               binding upon, all the Banks; and

                       (ii) the Majority Banks may request the Administrative
               Agent to, and the Administrative Agent thereupon shall, declare
               the unpaid principal of all Obligations due to the Banks
               hereunder and under the Notes, an amount equal to the Letter of
               Credit Usage, all interest accrued and unpaid thereon, and all
               other amounts payable to the Banks under the Loan Documents to be
               forthwith due and payable, whereupon the same shall become and be
               forthwith due and payable, without protest, presentment, notice
               of dishonor, demand, or further notice of any kind, all of which
               are expressly waived by Borrower; provided that the
               Administrative Agent shall notify Borrower (by telecopy and, if
               practicable, by telephone) substantially concurrently with any
               such acceleration (but the failure of Borrower to receive such
               notice shall not affect such acceleration).

               (b) Upon the occurrence of any Event of Default described in
        Section 9.1(k) with respect to Borrower or a Guarantor Subsidiary:

                       (i) all commitments to make Advances or issue Letters of
               Credit, and all other obligations of the Administrative Agent,
               any Issuing Bank or the Banks under the Loan Documents shall
               terminate without notice to or demand upon Borrower, which are
               expressly waived by Borrower, except that all the Banks may waive
               the Event of Default or, without waiving, determine, upon terms
               and conditions satisfactory to all the Banks, to reinstate the
               Commitments and make further Advances; and


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                       (ii) the unpaid principal of all Obligations due to the
               Banks hereunder and under the Notes, an amount equal to the
               Letter of Credit Usage and all interest accrued and unpaid on
               such Obligations, and all other amounts payable under the Loan
               Documents shall be forthwith due and payable, without protest,
               presentment, notice of dishonor, demand, or further notice of any
               kind, all of which are expressly waived by Borrower.

               (c) So long as any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding, any
        amounts received by the Administrative Agent in respect of the Letter of
        Credit Usage pursuant to Section 9.2.(a)(ii) or 9.2(b)(ii) may be held
        as cash collateral for the obligation of Borrower to reimburse the
        Issuing Bank in event of any drawing under any Letter of Credit (and
        Borrower hereby grants to the Administrative Agent a security interest
        in such cash collateral). In the event any Letter of Credit in respect
        of which Borrower has deposited cash collateral with the Administrative
        Agent is canceled or expires, the cash collateral shall be applied first
        to the reimbursement of the Issuing Bank (or all of the Banks, as the
        case may be) for any drawings thereunder, and second to the payment of
        any outstanding Obligations of Borrower hereunder or under any other
        Loan Document.

               (d) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, the Banks and the
        Administrative Agent, or any of them, may proceed to protect, exercise,
        and enforce their rights and remedies under the Loan Documents against
        Borrower or any other Party and such other rights and remedies as are
        provided by Law or equity, without notice to or demand upon Borrower
        (which are expressly waived by Borrower) except to the extent required
        by applicable Laws. The order and manner in which the rights and
        remedies of the Banks under the Loan Documents and otherwise are
        exercised shall be determined by the Majority Banks.

               (e) All payments received by the Administrative Agent and the
        Banks, or any of them, after the acceleration of the maturity of the
        Loans shall be applied first to the costs and expenses (including
        attorneys' fees and disbursements) of the Administrative Agent, acting
        as Administrative Agent, and of the Banks and thereafter paid pro rata
        to the Banks in the same proportion that the aggregate of the unpaid
        principal amount owing on the Obligations of Borrower to each Bank, plus
        accrued and unpaid interest thereon, bears to the aggregate of the
        unpaid principal amount owing on all the Obligations, plus accrued and
        unpaid interest thereon. Regardless of how each Bank may treat the
        payments for the purpose of its own accounting, for the purpose of
        computing Borrower's Obligations, the payments shall be applied first,
        to the costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent, acting as
        Administrative Agent, and the Banks as set forth above, second, to the
        payment of accrued and unpaid fees hereunder and interest on all
        Obligations to the Banks, to and including the date of such application
        (ratably according to the accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans),
        third, to the ratable payment of the unpaid principal of all Obligations
        to the Banks, and fourth, to the payment of all other amounts then owing
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Agent or the Banks under the Loan Documents. Subject to Section 9.2(a)(i), no
application of the payments will cure any Event of Default or prevent
acceleration, or continued acceleration, of amounts payable under the Loan
Documents or prevent the exercise, or continued exercise, of rights or remedies
of the Banks hereunder or under applicable Law unless all amounts then due
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                                   Article 10
                            THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

               10.1 Appointment and Authorization. Subject to Section 10.7, each
Bank hereby irrevocably appoints and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take
such action as agent on its behalf and to exercise such powers under the Loan
Documents as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms thereof or
are reasonably incidental, as determined by the Administrative Agent, thereto.
This appointment and authorization does not constitute appointment of the
Administrative Agent as trustee for any Bank and, except as specifically set
forth herein to the contrary, the Administrative Agent shall take such action
and exercise such powers only in an administrative and ministerial capacity.

               10.2 Administrative Agent and Affiliates. Bank of America (and
each successor Administrative Agent) has the same rights and powers under the
Loan Documents as any other Bank and may exercise the same as though it were not
the Administrative Agent; and the term "Bank" or "Banks" includes Bank of
America in its individual capacity. Bank of America (and each successor
Administrative Agent) and its respective Affiliates may accept deposits from,
lend money to, and generally engage in any kind of banking, trust or other
business with Borrower and any Affiliate of Borrower, as if it were not the
Administrative Agent and without any duty to account therefor to the Banks. Bank
of America (and each successor Administrative Agent) need not account to any
other Bank for any monies received by it for reimbursement of its costs and
expenses as Administrative Agent hereunder, or for any monies received by it in
its capacity as a Bank hereunder, except as otherwise provided herein.

               10.3 Banks' Credit Decisions. Each Bank agrees that it has,
independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any other
Bank, or the directors, officers, agents, or employees of the Administrative
Agent or of any other Bank, and instead in reliance upon information supplied to
it by or on behalf of Borrower and its Subsidiaries and upon such other
information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own independent credit
analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Each Bank also agrees that
it shall, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any
other Bank, or the directors, officers, agents, or employees of the
Administrative Agent or of any other Bank, continue to make its own independent
credit analyses and decisions in acting or not acting under the Loan Documents.

               10.4    Action by Administrative Agent.

               (a) The Administrative Agent may assume that no Default or Event
        of Default has occurred and is continuing, unless the Administrative
        Agent has actual knowledge of the Default or Event of Default, has
        received notice from Borrower stating the nature of the Default or Event
        of Default, or has received notice from a Bank stating the nature of the
        Default or Event of Default and that Bank considers the Default or Event
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               (b) The Administrative Agent has only those obligations under the
        Loan Documents that are expressly set forth therein. Without limitation
        on the foregoing, the Administrative Agent shall have no duty to inspect
        any property of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, although the
        Administrative Agent may in its discretion periodically inspect any
        property from time to time.

               (c) Except for any obligation expressly set forth in the Loan
        Documents and as long as the Administrative Agent may assume that no
        Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Administrative
        Agent may, but shall not be required to, exercise its discretion to act
        or not act, except that the Administrative Agent shall be required to
        act or not act upon the instructions of the Majority Banks (or of all
        the Banks, to the extent required by Section 11.2) and those
        instructions shall be binding upon the Administrative Agent and all the
        Banks, provided that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to
        act or not act if to do so would, in the reasonable judgment of the
        Administrative Agent, expose the Administrative Agent to significant
        liability or would be contrary to any Loan Document or to applicable
        law.

               (d) If the Administrative Agent has received a notice specified
        in clause (a), the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the
        Banks and shall act or not act upon the instructions of the Majority
        Banks (or of all the Banks, to the extent required by Section 11.2). If
        the Majority Banks fail for three (3) Banking Days after the receipt of
        notice from the Administrative Agent, to instruct the Administrative
        Agent, then the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, may act or
        not act as it deems advisable for the protection of the interests of the
        Banks.

               (e) The Administrative Agent shall have no liability to any Bank
        for acting, or not acting, as instructed by the Majority Banks (or all
        the Banks, if required under Section 11.2), notwithstanding any other
        provision hereof.

               10.5 Liability of Administrative Agent. Neither the
Administrative Agent nor any of its respective directors, officers, agents, or
employees shall be liable for any action taken or not taken by them under or in
connection with the Loan Documents, except for their own gross negligence or
willful misconduct. Without limitation on the foregoing, the Administrative
Agent and its respective directors, officers, agents, and employees:

               (a) may treat the payee of any Note as the holder thereof until
        the Administrative Agent receives notice of the assignment or transfer
        thereof in form satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, signed by the
        payee and may treat each Bank as the owner of that Bank's interest in
        the obligations due to Banks for all purposes of this Agreement until
        the Administrative Agent receives notice of the assignment or transfer
        thereof, in form satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, signed by
        that Bank;

               (b) may consult with legal counsel, in-house legal counsel,
        independent public accountants, in-house accountants and other
        professionals, or other experts selected by it, or with legal counsel,
        independent public accountants, or other experts 


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        for Borrower, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken
        by it or them in good faith in accordance with the advice of such legal
        counsel, independent public accountants, or experts;

               (c) will not be responsible to any Bank for any statement,
        warranty, or representation made in any of the Loan Documents or in any
        notice, certificate, report, request, or other statement (written or
        oral) in connection with any of the Loan Documents;

               (d) except to the extent expressly set forth in the Loan
        Documents, will have no duty to ascertain or inquire as to the
        performance or observance by Borrower or any other Person of any of the
        terms, conditions, or covenants of any of the Loan Documents or to
        inspect the property, books, or records of Borrower or any of its
        Subsidiaries or other Person;

               (e) will not be responsible to any Bank for the due execution,
        legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, effectiveness,
        sufficiency, or value of any Loan Document, any other instrument or
        writing furnished pursuant thereto or in connection therewith;

               (f) will not incur any liability by acting or not acting in
        reliance upon any Loan Document, notice, consent, certificate,
        statement, or other instrument or writing believed by it or them to be
        genuine and signed or sent by the proper party or parties; and

               (g) will not incur any liability for any arithmetical error in
        computing any amount payable to or receivable from any Bank hereunder,
        including without limitation payment of principal and interest on the
        Notes, payment of commitment fees, Loans, and other amounts; provided
        that promptly upon discovery of such an error in computation, the
        Administrative Agent, the Banks, and (to the extent applicable) Borrower
        shall make such adjustments as are necessary to correct such error and
        to restore the parties to the position that they would have occupied had
        the error not occurred.

               10.6 Indemnification. Each Bank shall, ratably in accordance with
its respective Pro Rata Share of the Commitments, indemnify and hold the
Administrative Agent and its directors, officers, agents, and employees harmless
against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties,
actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses, or disbursements of any kind or
nature whatsoever (including, without limitation, attorney's fees and
disbursements) that may be imposed on, incurred by, or asserted against it or
them in any way relating to or arising out of this Agreement (other than losses
incurred by reason of the failure by Borrower to pay the obligations due to the
Administrative Agent under a Note) or any action taken or not taken by it as
Administrative Agent thereunder, except for the Administrative Agent's gross
negligence or willful misconduct. Without limitation on the foregoing, each Bank
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ratable share of any cost or expense incurred by the Administrative Agent in
connection with the negotiation, preparation, execution, delivery,
administration, amendment, waiver, refinancing, restructuring, reorganization
(including a bankruptcy reorganization), or enforcement of the Loan Documents,
to the extent that Borrower is required by Section 11.3 to pay that cost or
expense but fails to do so upon demand. Any such reimbursement shall not relieve
Borrower of its obligations under Section 11.3.

               10.7 Successor Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent may
resign as such at any time by written notice to Borrower and the Banks, to be
effective upon a successor's acceptance of appointment as Administrative Agent.
The Majority Banks may at any time remove the Administrative Agent by written
notice to that effect to be effective on such date as the Majority Banks
designate. In either event, the Majority Banks shall appoint a successor
Administrative Agent or Agents, who must be from among the Banks and who shall
be subject to the prior approval of Borrower, which approval shall not be
unreasonably withheld or delayed, provided, that the Administrative Agent shall
be entitled to appoint a successor Administrative Agent from among the Banks,
subject to acceptance of appointment by that successor Administrative Agent, if
the Majority Banks have not appointed a successor Administrative Agent within
thirty (30) days after the date the Administrative Agent gave notice of
resignation or was removed. Upon a successor's acceptance of appointment as
Administrative Agent, the successor will thereupon succeed to and become vested
with all the rights, powers, privileges, and duties of the Administrative Agent
under the Loan Documents, and the resigning or removed Administrative Agent will
thereupon be discharged from its duties and obligations thereafter arising under
the Loan Documents. After any retiring Administrative Agent's resignation or
removal hereunder as Administrative Agent, the provisions of this Article 10 and
Sections 11.3 and 11.10 shall inure to its benefit as to any action taken or
omitted to be taken by it while it was Administrative Agent under this
Agreement.

               10.8 No Obligations of Borrower. Nothing contained in this
Article 10 shall be deemed to impose upon Borrower any obligation in respect of
the due and punctual performance by the Administrative Agent of its obligations
to the Banks under any provision of this Agreement, and Borrower shall have no
liability to the Administrative Agent or any of the Banks in respect of any
failure by the Administrative Agent or any Bank to perform any of its
obligations to the Administrative Agent or the Banks under this Agreement.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, where any provision of this
Agreement relating to the payment of any amounts due and owing under the Loan
Documents provides that such payments shall be made by Borrower to the
Administrative Agent for the account of the Banks, Borrower's obligations to the
Banks in respect of such payments shall be deemed to be satisfied upon the
making of such payments to the Administrative Agent in the manner provided by
this Agreement.


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                                   Article 11
                                  MISCELLANEOUS

               11.1 Cumulative Remedies; No Waiver. The rights, powers, and
remedies of the Administrative Agent or any Bank provided herein or in any Note
or other Loan Document are cumulative and not exclusive of any right, power, or
remedy provided by law or equity. No failure or delay on the part of the
Administrative Agent or any Bank in exercising any right, power, or remedy may
be, or may be deemed to be, a waiver thereof; nor may any single or partial
exercise of any right, power, or remedy preclude any other or further exercise
of any other right, power, or remedy. The terms and conditions of Sections 8.1,
8.2, and 8.3 hereof are inserted for the sole benefit of the Banks and the
Administrative Agent may (with the approval of the Majority Banks) waive them in
whole or in part with or without terms or conditions in respect of any Loan,
without prejudicing the Banks' rights to assert them in whole or in part in
respect of any other Loans.

               11.2 Amendments; Consents. No amendment, modification,
supplement, termination, or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or any
other Loan Document, and no consent to any departure by Borrower or any other
Party therefrom, may in any event be effective unless in writing signed by the
Administrative Agent with the approval of the Majority Banks and Borrower, and
then only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose given; and
without the approval in writing of all the Banks, no amendment, modification,
supplement, termination, waiver, or consent may be effective:

               (a) to amend or modify the principal of, or the amount of
        principal or principal prepayments, payable on any Obligation or (except
        as provided in Section 2.6) the amount of the Commitments or to decrease
        the rate of any interest or fee payable to any Bank;

               (b) to postpone any date fixed for any payment of principal of,
        prepayment of principal of, or any installment of interest on, any Line
        A or Line B Obligation or any installment of any fee or (except as
        provided in Section 2.6) to extend the term of the Commitments;

               (c) to amend or modify the provisions of the definitions in
        Section 1.1 of "Majority Banks" or of Sections 11.2, 11.9, 11.10, or
        11.11;

               (d) release any Guarantor Subsidiary from liability under the
        Subsidiary Guaranty; or

               (e) to amend or modify any provision of this Agreement or the
        Loan Documents that expressly requires the consent or approval of all
        the Banks.

For purposes of clauses (a) and (b), above, "all of the Banks" shall mean all of
the Banks holding a Line A Note or Line B Note, as applicable, as to those
events that impact solely Banks holding one set of Notes or the other. Any
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termination, waiver, or consent pursuant to this Section 11.2 shall apply
equally to, and shall be binding upon, all the Banks and the Agents.

               11.3 Costs, Expenses and Taxes. Borrower shall pay within 30 days
after demand (which demand shall be accompanied by an invoice in reasonable
detail) the reasonable actual out-of-pocket costs and expenses of the
Administrative Agent in connection with (a) the negotiation, preparation,
execution, delivery, arrangement, syndication and closing of the Loan Documents,
provided that such costs and expenses do not exceed the amounts referred to in a
letter agreement between Borrower and the Administrative Agent, (b)
administration of the Loan Documents, provided that such costs and expenses do
not exceed the amounts set forth in a letter agreement between Borrower and the
Administrative Agent and (c) any amendment, waiver or modification of the Loan
Documents. Borrower shall pay within 30 days after demand the reasonable
out-of-pocket costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent and each of the
Banks in connection with the enforcement of any Loan Documents following the
occurrence of a Default or an Event of Default, including in connection with any
refinancing, restructuring, reorganization (including a bankruptcy
reorganization, if such payment is approved by the bankruptcy court or any
similar proceeding). The costs and expenses referred to in the first sentence
above (for which Borrower shall be liable solely with respect to costs and
expenses of the Administrative Agent) and the second sentence above (which shall
apply to costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent and the Banks) shall
include filing fees, recording fees, title insurance fees, appraisal fees,
search fees, and other out-of-pocket expenses and the reasonable fees and
out-of-pocket expenses of any legal counsel retained by the Administrative Agent
or any of the Banks (including the allocated costs of in-house counsel), as the
case may be, or independent public accountants and other outside experts
retained by the Administrative Agent (provided that (i) Borrower shall not be
liable under this Section 11.3 for fees and expenses of more than one firm of
independent public accountants, or more than one expert with respect to a
specific subject matter, at any one time and (ii) with respect to the costs and
expenses referred to in the second sentence above (pertaining to enforcement
matters), Borrower shall not be liable for the fees and expenses of more than
one firm of outside legal counsel retained to represent the Administrative Agent
nor for more than one additional firm of outside legal counsel retained to
otherwise represent one or more of the Banks). Nothing herein shall obligate
Borrower to pay any costs and expenses in connection with an assignment of or
participation in a Bank's Pro-Rata Share of a Commitment. Borrower shall pay any
and all documentary and transfer taxes, assessments or charges made by any
Governmental Agency and all reasonable costs, expenses, fees, and charges of
Persons (other than the Administrative Agent or the Banks) payable or determined
to be payable in connection with the execution, delivery, filing or recording of
this Agreement, any other Loan Document, or any other instrument or writing to
be delivered hereunder or thereunder, and shall reimburse, hold harmless, and
indemnify the Administrative Agent and each Bank from and against any and all
loss, liability, or legal or other expense with respect to or resulting from any
delay in paying or failure to pay any such tax, cost, expense, fee, or charge or
that any of them may suffer or incur by reason of the failure of Borrower to
perform any of its Obligations. Any amount payable to the Administrative Agent
or any Bank under this Section shall bear interest from the date which is 30
days after Borrower's receipt of demand (together with reasonable


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supporting documentation) for payment at the rate then in effect for Alternate
Base Rate Loans.

               11.4 Nature of Banks' Obligations. Nothing contained in this
Agreement or any other Loan Document and no action taken by the Administrative
Agent or the Banks or any of them pursuant hereto or thereto may, or may be
deemed to, make the Banks a partnership, an association, a joint venture, or
other entity, either among themselves or with Borrower. Each Bank's obligation
to make any Advance pursuant hereto is several and not joint or joint and
several, and is not conditioned upon the performance by any other Bank of its
obligation to make Advances. A default by any Bank will not increase the
Commitment of any other Bank. Any Bank not in default may, if it desires, assume
in such proportion as the nondefaulting Banks agree the obligations of any Bank
in default, but is not obligated to do so.

               11.5 Representations and Warranties. All representations and
warranties of Borrower and any other Party contained herein or in any other Loan
Document (including, for this purpose, all representations and warranties
contained in any certificate or other writing required to be delivered by or on
behalf of Borrower or such Party pursuant to any Loan Document) will survive the
making of the loans hereunder and the execution and delivery of the Notes, and,
in the absence of actual knowledge by the Administrative Agent or a Bank of the
untruth of any representation or warranty, have been or will be relied upon by
the Administrative Agent and that Bank, notwithstanding any investigation made
by the Administrative Agent or that Bank or on their behalf.

               11.6 Notices. Except as otherwise provided in any Loan Document,
all notices, requests, demands, directions, and other communications provided
for hereunder and under any other Loan Document must be in writing and must be
mailed (provided that communications related to any Default or Event of Default
or proposed action under Section 11.2 shall not be sent solely by mail),
telegraphed, delivered, or sent by telex, telecopier or cable to the appropriate
party at the address set forth on the signature pages of this Agreement or, as
to any Party, at any other address as may be designated by it in the applicable
Loan Document or in a written notice sent to the Administrative Agent and
Borrower in accordance with this Section. Except as otherwise provided in any
Loan Document if any notice, request, demand, direction, or other communication
is given by mail it will be effective on the earlier of actual receipt or the
third Banking Day after deposited in the United States mails with first class or
airmail postage prepaid; if given by telegraph or cable, when delivered to the
telegraph company with charges prepaid; if given by telecopier, when sent; if
given by telex, when confirmed by answerback; or if given by personal delivery,
when delivered.

               11.7 Execution in Counterparts. This Agreement and any other Loan
Document to which Borrower is a Party may be executed in any number of
counterparts and any party hereto or thereto may execute any counterpart, each
of which when executed and delivered will be deemed to be an original and all of
which counterparts of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, as the case may
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and the same instrument. Such counterparts may be sent by telecopy, with the
original counterparts to follow by mail or courier. The execution of this
Agreement or any other Loan Document by any party hereto or thereto will not
become effective until executed counterparts hereof or thereof (or other
evidence of execution satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and Borrower)
have been delivered to the Administrative Agent and Borrower.

               11.8  Binding Effect; Assignment.

               (a) This Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which Borrower
        is a Party will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Borrower,
        the Agents, each of the Banks, and their respective successors and
        assigns, except that except as permitted in Section 6.3, Borrower may
        not assign its rights hereunder or thereunder or any interest herein or
        therein without the prior written consent of all the Banks. Any Bank may
        at any time pledge its Notes or any other instrument evidencing its
        rights as a Bank hereunder to a Federal Reserve Bank, but no such pledge
        shall release that Bank from its obligations hereunder or grant to such
        Federal Reserve Bank the rights of a Bank hereunder absent foreclosure
        of such pledge.

               (b) From time to time following the Effective Date, each Bank may
        assign to one or more Eligible Assignee all or any portion of its Pro
        Rata Share of the Commitments; provided that (i) such Eligible Assignee,
        if not then a Bank, shall be approved by each of the Administrative
        Agent (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld) and by
        Borrower (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld), (ii) such
        assignment shall be evidenced by a Commitment Assignment and Acceptance,
        a copy of which shall be furnished to the Administrative Agent as
        hereinbelow provided; (iii) except in the case of an assignment to an
        Affiliate of the assigning Bank, to another Bank or of the entire
        remaining Commitments of the assigning Bank, the assignment shall not
        assign a Pro Rata Share of the Commitments equivalent to less than
        $15,000,000 and that is not an integral multiple of $5,000,000, (iv)
        except in the case of an assignment of the entire remaining Commitments
        of the assigning Bank, giving effect to the assignment, the assigning
        Bank will not be in violation of its Applicable Minimum Hold Requirement
        and (v) the effective date of any such assignment shall be as specified
        in the Commitment Assignment and Acceptance, but not earlier than the
        date which is five (5) Banking Days after the date the Administrative
        Agent has received the Commitment Assignment and Acceptance. Upon the
        effective date of such Commitment Assignment and Acceptance, the
        Eligible Assignee named therein shall be a Bank for all purposes of this
        Agreement with the Pro Rata Shares of the Commitments therein set forth
        and, to the extent of such Pro Rata Shares, the assigning Bank shall be
        released from its further obligations under this Agreement. Borrower
        agrees that it shall execute and deliver (against delivery by the
        assigning Bank to Borrower of its Notes under this Agreement) to such
        assignee Bank, Notes evidencing that assignee Bank's Pro Rata Share, and
        to the assigning Bank, Notes evidencing the remaining balance Pro Rata
        Share retained by the assigning Bank.


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               (c) By executing and delivering a Commitment Assignment and
        Acceptance, the Eligible Assignee thereunder acknowledges and agrees
        that: (i) other than the representation and warranty that it is the
        legal and beneficial owner of the Pro Rata Shares of the Commitments
        being assigned thereby free and clear of any adverse claim, the
        assigning Bank has made no representation or warranty and assumes no
        responsibility with respect to any statements, warranties or
        representations made in or in connection with this Agreement or the
        execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness or
        sufficiency of this Agreement or any other Loan Document; (ii) the
        assigning Bank has made no representation or warranty and assumes no
        responsibility with respect to the financial condition of Borrower or
        the performance by Borrower of its obligations under this Agreement;
        (iii) it has received a copy of this Agreement, together with copies of
        the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to this
        Agreement and such other documents and information as it has deemed
        appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into
        such Commitment Assignment and Acceptance; (iv) it will, independently
        and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, or any Bank and
        based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at
        the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not
        taking action under this Agreement; (v) it appoints and authorizes the
        Administrative Agent to take such action and to exercise such powers as
        are delegated to the Administrative Agent by this Agreement; and (vi) it
        will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which
        by the terms of this Agreement are required to be performed by it as a
        Bank.

               (d) After receipt of a completed Commitment Assignment and
        Acceptance executed by any Bank and an Eligible Assignee, and receipt of
        an assignment fee of $4,000 from such Eligible Assignee, the
        Administrative Agent shall, at least one Banking Day prior to the
        effective date thereof, provide to Borrower and the Banks a revised
        Schedule 1.1 giving effect thereto.

               (e) Each Bank may from time to time grant participations to one
        or more banks or other financial institutions (including another Bank)
        in its Pro Rata Share of the Commitments; provided, however, that (i)
        such participant, if not an Affiliate of the granting Bank, shall be
        approved by Borrower (which approval shall not be unreasonably
        withheld), (ii) such Bank's obligations under this Agreement shall
        remain unchanged, (iii) such Bank shall remain solely responsible to the
        other parties hereto and thereto for the performance of such
        obligations, (iv) the participating bank or other financial institution
        shall not be a Bank hereunder for any purpose except, if the
        participation agreement so provides, for the purposes of recovery of
        eurodollar costs or capital adequacy expenses or indemnifications
        provided to the Banks under this Agreement but only to the extent that
        the cost of such benefits to Borrower does not exceed the cost which
        Borrower would have incurred in respect of such Bank absent the
        participation, (v) the participating bank or other financial institution
        shall be prohibited from transferring, encumbering or granting any
        sub-participation interest in the participation interest, (vi) Borrower,
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        Banks shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Bank in
        connection with such Bank's rights and obligations under this Agreement,
        (vii) the participation interest granted shall not be with respect to a
        Pro Rata Share of the Commitments equivalent to less than $15,000,000,
        (viii) giving effect to the participation, the granting Bank will not be
        in violation of its Applicable Minimum Hold Requirement, (ix) the
        consent of the holder of such participation interest shall not be
        required for amendments or waivers of provisions of the Loan Documents
        other than those which (A) extend the maturity dates or any other date
        upon which any payment of money is due to the Banks, (B) reduce the rate
        of interest, any fee or any other monetary amount payable to the Banks,
        (C) reduce the amount of any installment of principal due to the Banks
        thereunder, or (D) release any material portion of any collateral
        securing any of the obligations of Borrowers to the Banks and (x) to the
        extent that the holder of the participation interest is granted consent
        rights with respect to the matters described in clause (ix), such rights
        must be subject to a voting procedure whereby the holders of the entire
        Pro Rata Share of the Commitments held by the participating Bank shall
        act in such matters in accordance with the vote of a
        majority-in-interest of such Pro Rata Share of the Commitments.

               11.9 Sharing of Setoffs. Each Bank severally agrees that if it,
through the exercise of the right of setoff, banker's lien, or counterclaim
against Borrower or otherwise, receives payment of the Obligations due it
hereunder and under the Notes that is ratably more than that to which it is
entitled hereunder pursuant to Section 3.14 or 9.2(e), then: (a) the Bank
exercising the right of setoff, banker's lien, or counterclaim or otherwise
receiving such payment shall purchase, and shall be deemed to have
simultaneously purchased, from the other Bank a participation in the Obligations
held by the other Bank and shall pay to the other Bank a purchase price in an
amount so that the share of the Obligations held by each Bank after the exercise
of the right of setoff, banker's lien, or counterclaim or receipt of payment
shall be in the same proportion that existed prior to the exercise of the right
of setoff, banker's lien, or counterclaim or receipt of payment, and (b) such
other adjustments and purchases of participations shall be made from time to
time as shall be equitable to ensure that all of the Banks share any payment
obtained in respect of the Obligations ratably in accordance with the provisions
of Section 3.14 and 9.2(e), provided that, if all or any portion of a
disproportionate payment obtained as a result of the exercise of the right of
setoff, banker's lien, counterclaim or otherwise is thereafter recovered from
the purchasing Bank by Borrower or any Person claiming through or succeeding to
the rights of Borrower, the purchase of a participation shall be rescinded and
the purchase price thereof shall be restored to the extent of the recovery, but
without interest. Each Bank that purchases a participation in the Obligations
pursuant to this Section shall from and after the purchase have the right to
give all notices, requests, demands, directions and other communications under
this Agreement with respect to the portion of the Obligations purchased to the
same extent as though the purchasing Bank were the original owner of the
Obligations purchased. Borrower expressly consents to the foregoing arrangements
and agrees that, to the extent permitted by Law, any Bank holding a
participation in an Obligation so purchased may exercise any and all rights of
setoff, banker's lien or counterclaim with respect to the participation as fully
as if the Bank were the original owner of the Obligation purchased.


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               11.10 Indemnity by Borrower. Borrower agrees to indemnify, save,
and hold harmless the Administrative Agent and each Bank and their directors,
officers, agents, attorneys, and employees (collectively, the "indemnitees")
from and against: (i) any and all claims, demands, actions or causes of action
that are asserted against any indemnitee (other than by Borrower or by any other
indemnitee) if the claim, demand, action or cause of action arises out of or
relates to a Commitment, the use of proceeds of any Loans, any transaction
contemplated pursuant to this Agreement, or any relationship or alleged
relationship of any indemnitee to Borrower related to this Agreement; (ii) any
administrative or investigative proceeding by any Governmental Agency arising
out of or related to a claim, demand, action or cause of action described in
clause (i) above; and (iii) any and all liabilities, losses, costs, or expenses
(including reasonable attorneys' fees and disbursements (including the allocated
cost of in-house counsel)) that any indemnitee suffers or incurs as a result of
any of the foregoing; provided, that Borrower shall have no obligation under
this Section to any indemnitee with respect to any of the foregoing arising out
of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of that indemnitee or the breach
by the indemnitee of this Agreement or from the transfer or disposition of any
Note by any Bank. If any claim, demand, action or cause of action is asserted
against any indemnitee, such indemnitee shall promptly notify Borrower, but the
failure to so promptly notify Borrower shall not affect Borrower's obligations
under this Section unless such failure materially prejudices Borrower's right to
participate in the contest of such claim, demand, action or cause of action, as
hereinafter provided. If requested by Borrower in writing and so long as no
Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, such
indemnitee shall in good faith contest the validity, applicability and amount of
such claim, demand, action or cause of action, shall permit Borrower to
participate in such contest and shall cooperate with Borrower to the extent
their interests are aligned. Any indemnitee that proposes to settle or
compromise any claim or proceeding for which Borrower may be liable for payment
of indemnity hereunder shall give Borrower written notice of the terms of such
proposed settlement or compromise reasonably in advance of settling or
compromising such claim or proceeding and shall not so settle or compromise
without Borrower's written approval thereof, which approval may be withheld in
Borrower's sole discretion. Any voluntary settlement by an indemnitee of such a
claim or proceeding without Borrower's written approval shall relieve Borrower
of its obligation to indemnify that indemnitee with respect to such claim or
proceeding. In any legal action involving more than one indemnitee, all
indemnitees shall be represented by a single legal counsel unless such legal
counsel determines that a defense or counterclaim is available to an indemnitee
that is not available to all indemnitees and that to assert such a defense or
counterclaim would create a conflict of interest, or a potential conflict of
interest, in which case such indemnitee shall be entitled to separate legal
counsel. Any obligation or liability of Borrower to any indemnitee under this
Section shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement and the
repayment of all Loans and all other Obligations owed to the Banks.

               11.11 Nonliability of Banks. The relationship between Borrower
and the Banks is, and shall at all times remain, solely that of borrower and
lenders, and the Banks and the Administrative Agent neither undertake nor assume
any responsibility or duty to Borrower to review, inspect, supervise, pass
judgment upon, or inform Borrower of any 


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matter in connection with any phase of Borrower's business, operations, or
condition, financial or otherwise. Borrower shall rely entirely upon its own
judgment with respect to such matters, and any review, inspection, supervision,
exercise of judgment, or information supplied to Borrower by any Bank or the
Agents in connection with any such matter is for the protection of the Banks and
the Agents, and neither Borrower nor any third party is entitled to rely
thereon.

               11.12 Confidentiality. Each Bank agrees to use any confidential
information that it may receive, directly or indirectly, from Borrower pursuant
to this Agreement only for the purposes of this Agreement and to hold such
confidential information in confidence, except for disclosure: To Affiliates of
the Bank; To other Banks; To legal counsel, accountants and other professional
advisors to that Bank; To regulatory officials having jurisdiction over that
Bank; As required by Law or legal process (provided that the Bank shall, to the
extent possible give sufficient notice to Borrower of such legal process to
enable Borrower to oppose such legal process, and in any event, give written
notice to Borrower of such legal process as soon as practicable) or in
connection with any legal proceeding to which that Bank and Borrower are adverse
parties; and to another financial institution in connection with a disposition
or proposed disposition to that financial institution of all or part of that
Bank's interests hereunder or a participation interest in its Notes, provided
that such disclosure is made subject to an appropriate confidentiality agreement
by such institution on terms substantially similar to this Section. For purposes
of the foregoing, "confidential information" shall mean any information
respecting Borrower or its Subsidiaries reasonably considered by Borrower to be
confidential, other than (a) information previously filed with any Governmental
Agency and available to the public, (b) information previously published in any
public medium from a source other than, directly or indirectly, the Agents or
any Bank, and (c) information previously disclosed by Borrower to any Person not
associated with Borrower without any reasonable expectation of confidentiality.
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to create or give rise to any
fiduciary duty on the part of the Agents or the Banks to Borrower.

               11.13 No Third Parties Benefited. This Agreement is made for the
purpose of defining and setting forth certain obligations, rights and duties of
Borrower, the Agents and the Banks in connection with the Commitments, and is
made for the sole benefit of Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Banks,
and the Administrative Agent's and the Banks' successors and assigns. Except as
provided in Sections 11.8 and 11.10, no other Person shall have any rights of
any nature hereunder or by reason hereof.

               11.14 Other Dealings. Any Bank may, without liability to account
to the other Banks, accept deposits from, lend money or provide credit
facilities to and generally engage in any kind of banking or other business with
Borrower and its Subsidiaries.

               11.15 Right of Setoff - Deposit Accounts. Upon the occurrence of
an Event of Default and the acceleration of maturity of the principal
indebtedness under any of the Notes pursuant to Section 9.2, Borrower hereby
specifically authorizes each Bank in which Borrower maintains a deposit account
(whether a general or special deposit account, other 


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than trust accounts) or a certificate of deposit to setoff any Obligations owed
to the Banks against such deposit account or certificate of deposit without
prior notice to Borrower (which notice is hereby waived) whether or not such
deposit account or certificate of deposit has then matured. Nothing in this
Section shall limit or restrict the exercise by a Bank of any right to setoff or
banker's lien under applicable Law, subject to the approval of the Majority
Banks.

               11.16 Further Assurances. Borrower shall, at its expense and
without expense to the Banks or the Administrative Agent, do, execute, and
deliver such further acts and documents as any Bank or the Administrative Agent
from time to time reasonably requires for the assuring and confirming unto the
Banks or the Administrative Agent the rights hereby created or intended now or
hereafter so to be, or for carrying out the intention or facilitating the
performance of the terms of any Loan Document; provided that this Section 11.16
is not intended to create any affirmative obligation on the part of Borrower to
provide collateral security, additional guarantors or other credit enhancement
with respect to the Obligations.

               11.17 Integration. This Agreement, together with the other Loan
Documents, comprises the complete and integrated agreement of the parties on the
subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements, written or oral, on
the subject matter hereof except as expressly provided herein to the contrary;
provided that the foregoing is subject to Section 4.18 hereof. The Loan
Documents were drafted with the joint participation of Borrower and the Banks
and shall be construed neither against nor in favor of either, but rather in
accordance with the fair meaning thereof.

               11.18 Governing Law. The Loan Documents shall be governed by, and
construed and enforced in accordance with, the Laws of California.

               11.19 Severability of Provisions. Any provision in any Loan
Document that is held to be inoperative, unenforceable, or invalid in any
jurisdiction shall, as to that jurisdiction, be inoperative, unenforceable, or
invalid without affecting the remaining provisions in that jurisdiction or the
operation, enforceability, or validity of that provision in any other
jurisdiction, and to this end the provisions of all Loan Documents are declared
to be severable.

               11.20 Headings. Article and section headings in this Agreement
and the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and
are not part of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents for any other
purpose.

               11.21 Conflict in Loan Documents. To the extent there is any
actual irreconcilable conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and any
other Loan Document, the provisions of this Agreement shall prevail.

               11.22 Waiver Of Jury Trial. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY
EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING TO
ENFORCE OR DEFEND ANY RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, 


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THE NOTES, ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR UNDER ANY AMENDMENT, INSTRUMENT OR
DOCUMENT DELIVERED OR WHICH MAY IN THE FUTURE BE DELIVERED IN CONNECTION
HEREWITH OR ARISING FROM ANY BANKING OR OTHER RELATIONSHIP EXISTING IN
CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE NOTES OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT AND AGREES
THAT ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE TRIED BEFORE A COURT AND NOT BEFORE
A JURY. ANY PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT MAY FILE AN ORIGINAL COUNTERPART OR COPY OF
THIS SECTION WITH ANY COURT AS WRITTEN EVIDENCE OF THE CONSENT OF THE
SIGNATORIES HERETO TO THE WAIVER OF THEIR RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY.

               11.23 Purported Oral Amendments. BORROWER EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES
THAT THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS MAY ONLY BE AMENDED OR
MODIFIED, OR THE PROVISIONS HEREOF OR THEREOF WAIVED OR SUPPLEMENTED, BY AN
INSTRUMENT IN WRITING THAT COMPLIES WITH SECTION 11.2. BORROWER AGREES THAT IT
WILL NOT RELY ON ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR ORAL OR
WRITTEN STATEMENTS BY ANY REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY AGENT OR ANY BANK THAT DOES NOT
COMPLY WITH SECTION 11.2 TO EFFECT AN AMENDMENT, MODIFICATION, WAIVER OR
SUPPLEMENT TO THE AGREEMENT OR THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS.

               11.24 Hazardous Materials Indemnity. Without limiting any other
indemnity provided for in the Loan Documents, Borrower agrees to indemnify the
Administrative Agent, each other Managing Agent and each Bank and their
directors, officers, agents, attorneys, and employees (collectively, the
"indemnities") from any claim, liability, loss, cost or expense (including
reasonable attorneys' fees (including the allocated cost of in-house counsel))
directly or indirectly arising out of the use, generation, manufacture,
production, storage, release, threatened release, discharge, disposal or
presence of any Hazardous Materials if such Hazardous Materials are on, under,
about or relate to Borrower's Property or operations, so long as such claim,
liability, loss, cost or expense arises out of or relates to a Commitment, the
use of proceeds of any Loans, any


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transaction contemplated pursuant to this Agreement, or any relationship or
alleged relationship of any indemnitee to Borrower related to this Agreement.

               IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement
to be duly executed as of the date first above written.

                                    KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION

                                    By  /s/          MICHAEL F. HENN
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                                     Michael F. Henn
                                                  Senior Vice President
                                               and Chief Financial Officer

                                    By  /s/         DENNIS A. WELSCH
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                                    Dennis A. Welsch
                                              Vice President and Treasurer

                                    10990 Wilshire Boulevard
                                    Los Angeles, California 90024

                                    Attn:  Dennis A. Welsch
                                           Vice President and Treasurer

                                    Phone: (310) 231-4000
                                    Fax:   (310) 231-4295


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                                    BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL TRUST AND SAVINGS
                                    ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent,
                                    Co-Syndication Agent, a Managing Agent, 
                                    and a Bank


                                    By: /s/ MARY BOWMAN
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Mary Bowman
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic Lending Office
                                    Bank of America NT&SA
                                    CRESG - National Accounts #1357
                                    555 South Flower Street, 6th Floor
                                    Los Angeles, California  90071
                                    Attention:  Mary Bowman
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (213) 228-4888
                                    Telecopier: (213) 228-5389


                                    LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Bank of America NT&SA
                                    CRESG National Accounts #1357
                                    555 South Flower Street, 6th Floor
                                    Los Angeles, California 90071
                                    Attention:  Catherine Wagenhoffer or
                                                Mary Gamboa

                                    Telephone:  (213) 228-6102 (Wagenhoffer)
                                                (213) 228-4582 (Gamboa)
                                    Telecopier: (213) 228-5389


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                                    NATIONSBANK OF TEXAS, N.A., as 
                                    Syndication Agent, a
                                    Managing Agent, and a Bank


                                    By: /s/ MICHELE SHAFROTH
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Michele Shafroth
                                            Senior Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    NationsBank of Texas, N.A.
                                    901 Main Street
                                    Dallas, Texas 75202
                                    Attention:  Michele Shafroth
                                                Senior Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (213) 236-4907
                                    Telecopier: (213) 620-5812


                                    CREDIT LYONNAIS, LOS ANGELES BRANCH,
                                    as Documentation Agent, a Managing Agent, 
                                    and a Bank


                                    By:
                                       -----------------------------------------
                                            Dianne M. Scott
                                            Vice President and Branch Manager


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Credit Lyonnais, Los Angeles Branch
                                    515 South Flower Street, 22nd Floor
                                    Los Angeles, California  90071
                                    Attention:  Glenn Harvey
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (213) 362-5956
                                    Telecopier: (213) 623-3437


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                                    NATIONSBANK OF TEXAS, N.A., as 
                                    Syndication Agent, a
                                    Managing Agent, and a Bank


                                    By: 
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Michele Shafroth
                                            Senior Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    NationsBank of Texas, N.A.
                                    901 Main Street
                                    Dallas, Texas 75202
                                    Attention:  Michele Shafroth
                                                Senior Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (213) 236-4907
                                    Telecopier: (213) 620-5812


                                    CREDIT LYONNAIS, LOS ANGELES BRANCH,
                                    as Documentation Agent, a Managing Agent, 
                                    and a Bank


                                    By: /s/ DIANNE M. SCOTT
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Dianne M. Scott
                                            Vice President and Branch Manager


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Credit Lyonnais, Los Angeles Branch
                                    515 South Flower Street, 22nd Floor
                                    Los Angeles, California  90071
                                    Attention:  Glenn Harvey
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (213) 362-5956
                                    Telecopier: (213) 623-3437


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                                    GUARANTY FEDERAL BANK F.S.B., as a 
                                    Co-Agent and a Bank


                                    By: /s/ RICHARD V. THOMPSON
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Richard V. Thompson
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office:
                                    Guaranty Federal Bank F.S.B.
                                    8333 Douglas Avenue
                                    Dallas, Texas 75225
                                    Attention:  Gar Herring

                                    Telephone:  (214) 360-1948
                                    Telecopier: (214) 360-1661


                                    SOCIETE GENERALE, LOS ANGELES BRANCH, 
                                    as a Co-Agent and a Bank


                                    By:
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Maureen Kelly
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Societe Generale
                                    2029 Century Park East, Suite 2900
                                    Los Angeles, California 90067
                                    Attention:  Maureen Kelly
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (310) 788-7110
                                    Telecopier: (310) 551-1537


                                      -96-

<PAGE>   104

                                    GUARANTY FEDERAL BANK F.S.B., as a 
                                    Co-Agent and a Bank


                                    By: 
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Richard V. Thompson
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office:
                                    Guaranty Federal Bank F.S.B.
                                    8333 Douglas Avenue
                                    Dallas, Texas 75225
                                    Attention:  Gar Herring

                                    Telephone:  (214) 360-1948
                                    Telecopier: (214) 360-1661


                                    SOCIETE GENERALE, LOS ANGELES BRANCH, 
                                    as a Co-Agent and a Bank


                                    By: /s/ GEORGE Y. L. CHEN
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            George Y. L. Chen
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Societe Generale
                                    2029 Century Park East, Suite 2900
                                    Los Angeles, California 90067
                                    Attention:  Maureen Kelly
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (310) 788-7110
                                    Telecopier: (310) 551-1537


                                      -96-

<PAGE>   105

                                    UNION BANK OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., as a 
                                    Co-Agent and a Bank


                                    By: /s/ GARY R. ROBERTS
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Gary R. Roberts
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Union Bank of California, N.A.
                                    350 California Street, 7th Floor
                                    San Francisco, California  94104
                                    Attention:  Gary R. Roberts
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (415) 705-7442
                                    Telecopier: (415) 705-7367


                                    THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK (formerly known as 
                                    Chemical Bank), as a Bank


                                    By:
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Kevin P. O'Neill
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    The Chase Manhattan Bank
                                    380 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
                                    New York, New York  10017
                                    Attention:  Kevin  P. O'Neill
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (212) 622-3213
                                    Telecopier: (212) 622-3375



                                      -97-
<PAGE>   106

                                    UNION BANK OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., as a 
                                    Co-Agent and a Bank


                                    By:  
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Gary R. Roberts
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Union Bank of California, N.A.
                                    350 California Street, 7th Floor
                                    San Francisco, California  94104
                                    Attention:  Gary R. Roberts
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (415) 705-7442
                                    Telecopier: (415) 705-7367


                                    THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK (formerly known as 
                                    Chemical Bank), as a Bank


                                    By: /s/ KEVIN P. O'NEILL
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Kevin P. O'Neill
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    The Chase Manhattan Bank
                                    380 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
                                    New York, New York  10017
                                    Attention:  Kevin  P. O'Neill
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (212) 622-3213
                                    Telecopier: (212) 622-3375



                                      -97-
<PAGE>   107

                                    SUNTRUST BANK, ATLANTA, as a Bank


                                    By: /s/ KRISTINA L. ANDERSON
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Kristina L. Anderson
                                            Vice President


                                    By: /s/ ROGER P. SHREERO
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Roger P. Shreero
                                            Banking Officer


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    SunTrust Bank, Atlanta
                                    25 Park Place, N.E.
                                    Center 128
                                    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
                                    Attention:  Kristina L. Anderson
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (404) 581-1518
                                    Telecopier: (404) 588-8505


                                    THE INDUSTRIAL BANK OF JAPAN, LIMITED, 
                                    LOS ANGELES AGENCY, as a Bank


                                    By:
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Yoshiaki Ohashi
                                            Senior Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
                                    Los Angeles Agency
                                    350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1500
                                    Los Angeles, California  90071
                                    Attention:  Hiroshi Maekawa
                                                Assistant Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (213) 893-6439
                                    Telecopier: (213) 488-9840


                                      -98-

<PAGE>   108

                                    SUNTRUST BANK, ATLANTA, as a Bank


                                    By: 
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Kristina L. Anderson
                                            Vice President


                                    By: 
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Roger P. Shreero
                                            Banking Officer


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    SunTrust Bank, Atlanta
                                    25 Park Place, N.E.
                                    Center 128
                                    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
                                    Attention:  Kristina L. Anderson
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (404) 581-1518
                                    Telecopier: (404) 588-8505


                                    THE INDUSTRIAL BANK OF JAPAN, LIMITED, 
                                    LOS ANGELES AGENCY, as a Bank


                                    By: /s/ YOSHIAKI OHASHI
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Yoshiaki Ohashi
                                            Senior Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
                                    Los Angeles Agency
                                    350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1500
                                    Los Angeles, California  90071
                                    Attention:  Hiroshi Maekawa
                                                Assistant Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (213) 893-6439
                                    Telecopier: (213) 488-9840


                                      -98-

<PAGE>   109

                                    THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO,
                                    as a Bank


                                    By: /s/ KEVIN L. GILLEN
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Kevin L. Gillen
                                            Assistant Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    The First National Bank of Chicago
                                    One First National Plaza, Suite 0151
                                    Chicago, Illinois 60670
                                    Attention:  Kevin L. Gillen
                                                Assistant Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (312) 732-1486
                                    Telecopier: (312) 732-1117


                                    THE BANK OF NEW YORK, as a Bank


                                    By: 
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Cynthia E. Crites
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    The Bank of New York
                                    One Wall Street, 17th Floor
                                    New York, New York  10286
                                    Attention:  Cynthia E. Crites
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (212) 635-6034
                                    Telecopier: (212) 635-6468


                                      -99-
<PAGE>   110

                                    THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO,
                                    as a Bank


                                    By:
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Kevin L. Gillen
                                            Assistant Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    The First National Bank of Chicago
                                    One First National Plaza, Suite 0151
                                    Chicago, Illinois 60670
                                    Attention:  Kevin L. Gillen
                                                Assistant Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (312) 732-1486
                                    Telecopier: (312) 732-1117


                                    THE BANK OF NEW YORK, as a Bank


                                    By: /s/ CYNTHIA E. CRITES
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Cynthia E. Crites
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    The Bank of New York
                                    One Wall Street, 17th Floor
                                    New York, New York  10286
                                    Attention:  Cynthia E. Crites
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (212) 635-6034
                                    Telecopier: (212) 635-6468


                                      -99-
<PAGE>   111

                                    COMERICA BANK, as a Bank


                                    By: /s/ DAVID J. CAMPBELL
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            David J. Campbell
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Comerica Bank
                                    One Detroit Center
                                    500 Woodward Avenue, 7th Floor
                                    Detroit, Michigan  48226-3256
                                    Attention:  David J. Campbell
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (313) 222-9306
                                    Telecopier: (313) 222-9295


                                    SANWA BANK CALIFORNIA, as a Bank


                                    By: 
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Pamela DuChesne
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Sanwa Bank California
                                    Real Estate Industries
                                    4041 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
                                    Newport Beach, California  92660
                                    Attention:  Pamela DuChesne
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (714) 622-6021
                                    Telecopier: (714) 852-1510


                                     -100-
<PAGE>   112

                                    COMERICA BANK, as a Bank


                                    By: 
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            David J. Campbell
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Comerica Bank
                                    One Detroit Center
                                    500 Woodward Avenue, 7th Floor
                                    Detroit, Michigan  48226-3256
                                    Attention:  David J. Campbell
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (313) 222-9306
                                    Telecopier: (313) 222-4295


                                    SANWA BANK CALIFORNIA, as a Bank


                                    By: /s/ PAMELA DUCHESNE
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Pamela DuChesne
                                            Vice President


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Sanwa Bank California
                                    Real Estate Industries
                                    4041 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
                                    Newport Beach, California  92660
                                    Attention:  Pamela DuChesne
                                                Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (714) 622-6021
                                    Telecopier: (714) 852-1510


                                     -100-

<PAGE>   113

                                    BANQUE PARIBAS, as a Bank


                                    By: /s/ JEFFREY P. WHITE
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Jeffrey P. White
                                            Assistant Vice President


                                    By: /s/ LYNNE A. LUEDERS
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                            Lynne A. Lueders
                                            Vice President and Group Head


                                    Domestic Lending Office
                                    Banque Paribas
                                    2029 Century Park East, Suite 3900
                                    Los Angeles, California 90067
                                    Attention:  Jeffrey P. White
                                                Assistant Vice President

                                    Telephone:  (310) 551-7312
                                    Telecopier: (310) 556-8759


                                    LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Banque Paribas
                                    2029 Century Park East, Suite 3900
                                    Los Angeles, California 90067
                                    Attention:  Shirley Williams

                                    Telephone:  (310) 551-7360
                                    Telecopier: (310) 553-1504


                                     -101-
<PAGE>   114

                                    KREDIETBANK N.V., GRAND CAYMAN BRANCH, 
                                    as a Bank


                                    By: /s/          ROBERT SNAUFFER
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                                     Robert Snauffer
                                                     Vice President
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                        Printed Name and Title


                                    By: /s/         RAYMOND F. MURRAY
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                                    Raymond F. Murray
                                                     Vice President
                                        ----------------------------------------
                                        Printed Name and Title


                                    Domestic and LIBOR Lending Office
                                    Kredietbank N.V., Grand Cayman Branch
                                    c/o Kredietbank N.V., New York Branch
                                    125 West 55th Street, 10th Floor
                                    New York, New York  10019
                                    Attention:  Lynda Resuma or
                                                Mayra Ramirez

                                    Telephone:  (212) 541-0657 (Resuma)
                                                (212) 541-0658 (Ramirez)
                                    Telecopier: (212) 956-5580/5581


                                     -102-
<PAGE>   115
                                    EXHIBIT A

               COMMITMENT ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT


            THIS COMMITMENT ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT ("Agreement")
dated as of ____________ is made with reference to that certain 1997 Revolving
Loan Agreement, dated as of April 21, 1997 (the "Loan Agreement") among KBHC,
the Agents and the Banks who are parties thereto, and is entered into between
the "Assignor" described below, in its capacity as a Bank under the Loan
Agreement, and the "Assignee" described below. Assignor and Assignee hereby
represent, warrant and agree as follows:

      1. Definitions. Capitalized terms defined in the Loan Agreement are used
herein with the meanings set forth for such terms in the Loan Agreement. As used
in this Agreement, the following capitalized terms shall have the meanings set
forth below:

            "Agents" means, collectively, the Managing Agents, the
Syndication Agent, the Documentation Agent, the Co-Syndication Agent and
the Administrative Agent.

            "Assignee" means __________________________________.

            "Assigned Pro Rata Share" means (a) _____% of the Line A Commitment
of the Banks under the Loan Agreement, being equal to the following dollar
amount: $____________ and/or (b) _____% of the Line B Commitment of the Banks
under the Loan Agreement, being equal to the following dollar amount:
$___________ or if the outstanding indebtedness under the Line B Notes has been
converted to a term loan pursuant to Section 2.6(e) of the Loan Agreement, ____%
of the outstanding principal balance under the Line B Notes, being equal to the
following dollar amount: $____________.

            "Assignor" means __________________________________.

            "Effective Date" means ______________, the effective date of this
Agreement determined in accordance with Section 11.8 of the Loan Agreement.

            "KBHC" means Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation, a Delaware
corporation, and its successors.

      2. Representations and Warranties of the Assignor. The Assignor represents
and warrants, as of the date hereof, as follows:

            (a) The Pro Rata Share of the Assignor is _____% of the Line A
Commitment and _____% of the Line B Commitment (without giving effect to
assignments 

<PAGE>   116

thereof which have not yet become effective). The Assignor is the legal and
beneficial owner of the Assigned Pro Rata Share and the Assigned Pro Rata Share
is free and clear of any adverse claim.

            (b) The outstanding principal balance of Advances made by Assignor
under the Line A Commitment is $__________, the Assignor's Pro Rata Share of all
Letters of Credit issued under Section 2.5(a) of the Loan Agreement is
$__________, the Assignor's Pro Rata Share of all Swing Line Outstandings under
the Loan Agreement is $_________, the outstanding principal balance of Advances
made by Assignor under the Line B Commitment is $_________ and, if the
outstanding indebtedness under the Line B Notes has been converted to a term
loan pursuant to Section 2.6(e) of the Loan Agreement, the outstanding principal
balance owed to Assignor under its Line B Note is $___________.

            (c) The Assignor has full power and authority, and has taken all
action necessary to execute and deliver this Agreement and any and all other
documents required or permitted to be executed or delivered by it in connection
with this Agreement and to fulfill its obligations under, and to consummate the
transactions contemplated by, this Agreement, and no governmental authorizations
or other authorizations are required in connection therewith.

            (d) This Agreement constitutes the legal, valid and binding
obligation of the Assignor.

Assignor makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with
respect to the financial condition of KBHC or the performance by KBHC of its
obligations under the Loan Agreement, and assumes no responsibility with respect
to any statements, warranties or representations made or in connection with the
Loan Agreement or the execution, legality, validity, enforceability,
genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Loan Agreement or any Loan Document
other than as expressly set forth above.

      3. Representations and Warranties of the Assignee. The Assignee hereby
represents and warrants to the Assignor as follows:

            (a) The Assignee is an Eligible Assignee;

            (b) The Assignee has full power and authority, and has taken all
action necessary to execute and deliver this Agreement, and any and all other
documents required or permitted to be executed or delivered by it in connection
with this Agreement and to fulfill its obligations under, and to consummate the
transactions contemplated by, this Agreement, and no governmental authorizations
or other authorizations are required in connection therewith;

            (c) This Agreement constitutes the legal, valid and binding
obligation of the Assignee;

<PAGE>   117

            (d) The Assignee has independently and without reliance upon the
Assignor and based on such information as the Assignee has deemed appropriate,
made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Assignee
will, independently and without reliance upon the Agents or any Bank, and based
upon such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time,
continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under
the Loan Agreement;

            (e) The Assignee has received copies of the Loan Agreement and such
of the Loan Documents as it has requested, together with copies of the most
recent financial statements delivered pursuant to the Loan Agreement; and

            (f) If Assignee is organized under the Laws of a jurisdiction
outside the United States of America, attached hereto are the forms prescribed
by the Code and the Loan Agreement certifying Assignee's exemption from United
States withholding taxes with respect to all payments to be made to Assignee
under the Loan Agreement.

      4. Assignment. On the terms set forth herein, Assignor, as of Effective
Date, hereby irrevocably sells, assigns and transfers to the Assignee all of the
rights and obligations of the Assignor under the Loan Agreement and the other
Loan Documents, in each case to the extent of the Assigned Pro Rata Share, and
the Assignee irrevocably accepts such assignment of rights and assumes such
obligations from the Assignor on such terms and as of the Effective Date. As of
the Effective Date, Assignee shall have the rights and obligations of a "Bank"
(as defined in the Loan Agreement) under the Loan Documents, except to the
extent of any arrangements with respect to payments referred to in Section 5
hereof. Assignee hereby appoints and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take
such action and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Administrative
Agent by the Loan Agreement.

      5. Payment. On the Effective Date, Assignee shall pay to the Assignor, in
immediately available funds, an amount equal to the purchase price, as agreed
between the Assignor and the Assignee, of the Assigned Pro Rata Share. The
Assignor and the Assignee have entered into a letter agreement, of even date
herewith, which sets forth their agreement with respect to the amount of
interest, fees, and other payments with respect to the Assigned Pro Rata Share
which are to be retained by the Assignor.

            The Assignor and the Assignee hereby agree that if either receives
any payment of interest, principal, fees or any other amount under the Loan
Agreement, their respective Notes and other Loan Documents which is for the
account of the other, it shall hold the same in trust for such party to the
extent of such party's interest therein and shall promptly pay the same to such
party.

      6. Principal, Interest, Fees, etc.. Any principal that would be payable
and any interest, fees and other amounts that would accrue from and after the
Effective Date to or for the account of the Assignor pursuant to the Loan
Agreement and the Notes shall be payable to 

<PAGE>   118

or for the account of the Assignor and the Assignee, in accordance with their
respective interests as adjusted pursuant to this Agreement.

      7. Notes. The Assignor and Assignee shall make appropriate arrangements
with KBHC concurrently with the execution and delivery hereof so that a
replacement Note is issued to the Assignor, if necessary, and a new Note is
issued to the Assignee in principal amounts reflecting their Pro Rata Shares of
the Commitments or their outstanding Advances (as adjusted pursuant to this
Agreement). As of the Effective Date, the Pro Rata Shares of Assignor and
Assignee to be reflected on Schedule 1.1 to the Loan Agreement shall be:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
               Pro Rata Share of     Pro Rata Share of    Pro Rata Share
               Line A Commitment     Line B Commitment    of Commitments
               -----------------     -----------------    --------------
<S>            <C>                   <C>                  <C>
Assignor       __% ($_________)      __% ($_________)     __% ($_________)

Assignee       __% ($_________)      __% ($_________)     __% ($_________)
</TABLE>

and, if the outstanding indebtedness under the Line B Notes has been converted
to a term loan pursuant to Section 2.6(e) of the Loan Agreement, the outstanding
principal balance of the Line B Note held by Assignor shall be $____________ and
the principal balance of the Line B Note held by Assignee shall be
$____________.

      8. Further Assurances. Concurrently with the execution of this Agreement,
Assignor shall execute four counterpart original Requests for Registration, in
the form of Exhibit A to this Agreement, to be forwarded to the Administrative
Agent. The Assignor and the Assignee further agree to execute and deliver such
other instruments, and take such other action, as either party may reasonably
request in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and
Assignor specifically agrees to cause the delivery of (i) four original
counterparts of this Agreement and (ii) the Requests for Registration, to the
Administrative Agent for the purpose of registration of Assignee as a "Bank"
pursuant to the Loan Agreement.

      9. GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A CONTRACTUAL
OBLIGATION UNDER, AND SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

      10. Notices. All communications among the parties or notices in connection
herewith shall be in writing, hand delivered or sent by registered airmail,
postage prepaid, or by telex, telegram or cable, addressed to the appropriate
party at its address set forth on the signature pages hereof. All such
communications and notices shall be effective upon receipt.

<PAGE>   119

      11. Binding Effect. This Agreement shall become effective upon the
execution of the Request for Registration in the form of Exhibit A to this
Agreement by KBHC and the execution of the Consent in the form of Exhibit B to
this Agreement by the Administrative Agent, and shall be binding upon and inure
to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns;
provided, however, that Assignee shall not assign its rights or obligations
without the prior written consent of the Assignor and any purported assignment,
absent such consent, shall be void.

      12. Interpretation. The headings of the various sections hereof are for
convenience of reference only and shall not affect the meaning or construction
of any provision hereof.

            IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be
executed and delivered by their respective officials, officers or agents
thereunto duly authorized as of the date first above written.

                                    "Assignor"


                                    --------------------------------------------

                                    By:
                                            ------------------------------------

                                            ------------------------------------
                                                 Printed Name and Title

                                    Address: 
                                            ------------------------------------

                                            ------------------------------------

                                            ------------------------------------

                                            Attn:
                                                  ------------------------------

<PAGE>   120

                                    "Assignee"

                                    --------------------------------------------

                                    By:
                                            ------------------------------------

                                            ------------------------------------
                                                 Printed Name and Title

                                    Address: 
                                            ------------------------------------

                                            ------------------------------------

                                            ------------------------------------

                                            Attn:
                                                  ------------------------------
<PAGE>   121

           Exhibit A to Commitment Assignment and Acceptance Agreement

                            REQUEST FOR REGISTRATION

TO:        BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL TRUST AND SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, as
           Administrative Agent


           THIS REQUEST FOR REGISTRATION OF ASSIGNEE is made as of the date of
the enclosed Commitment Assignment and Acceptance Agreement with reference to
that certain 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement dated as of April 21, 1997 among KBHC
and the Agents and the Banks who are parties thereto.

           Assignor and Assignee hereby request that the Administrative Agent
approve of Assignee as a Bank, and that the Administrative Agent register
Assignee as a Bank pursuant to the Loan Agreement effective as of the Effective
Date described in the enclosed Commitment Assignment and Acceptance and, in
connection with this request certify to the Administrative Agent that the
enclosed Commitment Assignment and Acceptance Agreement sets forth the correct
Commitments and the Assigned Pro Rata Share of the Assignee.

           Enclosed with this Request are four counterpart originals of the
Commitment Assignment and Acceptance as well as the original Notes issued to
Assignor.

           IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Assignor and Assignee have executed this Request
for Registration by their duly authorized officers as of _______________.

                                    "Assignor"

                                    --------------------------------------------

                                    By:
                                            ------------------------------------

                                            ------------------------------------
                                                 Printed Name and Title


                                   Exhibit A


<PAGE>   122

                                    "Assignee"

                                    --------------------------------------------

                                    By:
                                            ------------------------------------

                                            ------------------------------------
                                                 Printed Name and Title


THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY CONSENT
TO THE ABOVE ASSIGNMENT:

KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION,
a Delaware corporation


By:
   ---------------------------------

   ---------------------------------
         Printed Name and Title


                                   Exhibit A

<PAGE>   123
           Exhibit B to Commitment Assignment and Acceptance Agreement

                                     CONSENT

TO:      THE ASSIGNOR AND ASSIGNEE REFERRED TO IN THE ABOVE REQUEST FOR
         REGISTRATION

   When countersigned by the Administrative Agent below, this document shall
certify that:

         1. The Administrative Agent has consented, pursuant to the terms of the
Loan Documents, to the assignment by Assignor to Assignee of the Assigned Pro
Rata Share.

         2. The Administrative Agent has registered Assignee as a Bank under the
Loan Agreement, effective as of the Effective Date described above, with Pro
Rata Shares of the Commitments corresponding to the Assigned Pro Rata Share and
has adjusted the registered Pro Rata Shares of the Commitments of Assignor to
reflect the assignment of the Assigned Pro Rata Share.

                                    BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL TRUST AND SAVINGS
                                    ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent


                                    By:
                                            ------------------------------------

                                            ------------------------------------
                                                 Printed Name and Title


                                   Exhibit B
<PAGE>   124
                                   EXHIBIT B

           COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE AS REQUIRED BY ARTICLE 7, SECTION 2
                      OF THE 1997 REVOLVING LOAN AGREEMENT
                    FOR THE PERIOD ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1996

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

ARTICLE 6.9 - CONSOLIDATED TANGIBLE NET WORTH

                                                            11/30/96A   2/28/97   5/31/97   8/31/97   11/30/97   11/30/98   11/30/99
                                                            ---------   -------   -------   -------   --------   --------   --------
                                                              $000        $000      $000      $000      $000       $000       $000
<S>                                                         <C>         <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>        <C>        <C>
Measured from 12/1/96:
- ----------------------
Consolidated Net Income                                            0
50% cumulative Consolidated Net Income                             0

proceeds from issuance capital stock                               0
50% cumulative proceeds issuance capital stock                     0

6.9  MINIMUM CONSOLIDATED TANGIBLE NET WORTH
- ----------------------------------------------------------------------
(a) Base Amount                                              300,000    300,000   300,000   300,000    300,000     300,000   300,000
(b) Plus - 50% of cumulative Consolidated
     Net Income                                                    0
(c) Plus - 50% cumulative proceeds from
     Issuance capital stock after 11/30/96
(d) <Less> Stock Repurchase Stepdown                               0
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
MINIMUM CONSOLIDATED TANGIBLE NET WORTH                      300,000
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.1  "CONSOLIDATED TANGIBLE NET WORTH"
- -------------------------------------------------------------

     Consolidated Shareholder's Equity                       340,348
     <Less> book value goodwill from
      Acquisitions after 11/30/96                                  0
     <Less>/Plus any cumulative foreign
      currency translation adjustment                         (4,323)
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
CONSOLIDATED TANGIBLE NET WORTH                              336,025          0         0         0          0           0         0
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------

CTNW <LESS>/MIN CTNW                                          36,025          0         0         0          0           0         0
                                                            ========================================================================
</TABLE>
<PAGE>   125
                                   EXHIBIT B

           COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE AS REQUIRED BY ARTICLE 7, SECTION 2
                      OF THE 1997 REVOLVING LOAN AGREEMENT
                    FOR THE PERIOD ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1996

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

ARTICLE 6.10 - CONSOLIDATED LEVERAGED RATIO

                                                            11/30/96A   2/28/97   5/31/97   8/31/97   11/30/97   11/30/98   11/30/99
                                                            ---------   -------   -------   -------   --------   --------   --------
                                                              $000        $000      $000      $000      $000       $000       $000
<S>                                                         <C>         <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>        <C>        <C>

     1.1 "CONSOLIDATED TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS"
- -------------------------------------------------------------
         revolving credit facility                            30,400    
         secured debt                                          7,243
         senior notes - 10-3/8%                              100,000
         senior sub notes - 9-3/8%                           173,981
         senior sub notes - 9-5/8%                           124,406
         other unsecured                                       6,617
         financial letters of credit                          12,356
         Contingent Guaranty Obligations                           0
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL CONSOLIDATED INDEBTEDNESS                              454,983          0         0         0          0           0        0
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         total equity interest in unconsol JVs                 8,312
         <Less> KBMHG equity interest in
          unconsol JVs                                             0
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
         net equity interest in unconsol JVs                   8,312

CONSOLIDATED TANGIBLE NET WORTH                              336,025
        <Less> net equity interest in
         unconsol JVs > $30m                                       0
CONSOLIDATED TANGIBLE NET WORTH FOR                         ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 CONSOLIDATED LEVERAGE RATIO                                 336,025          0         0         0          0           0        0
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------

   DEBT TO CAPITAL RATIO                                        56.5%       0.0%      0.0%      0.0%       0.0%        0.0%     0.0%

                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
ACTUAL CONSOLIDATED LEVERAGE RATIO                          |   1.35        0.0       0.0       0.0        0.0         0.0      0.0|
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            ----------
6.10 MAX CONSOLIDATED LEVERAGE RATIO                        |   2.25 |     2.25      2.25      2.25       2.25        2.25     2.25
- ----------------------------------------------------------------------
 (a) MAX ACQUISITION PERIOD LEVERAGE RATIO                      2.65       2.65      2.65      2.65       2.65        2.65     2.65
 (b) MAX CURE PERIOD LEVERAGE RATIO                             2.50       2.50      2.50      2.50       2.50        2.50     2.50
 (c) MAX OPERATING LOSS LEVERAGE RATIO                          1.75       1.75      1.75      1.75       1.75        1.75     1.75


</TABLE>
<PAGE>   126
                                   EXHIBIT B

           COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE AS REQUIRED BY ARTICLE 7, SECTION 2
                      OF THE 1997 REVOLVING LOAN AGREEMENT
                    FOR THE PERIOD ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1996

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

ARTICLE 6.11 - CONSOLIDATED INTREST COVERAGE RATIO

                                                           1996 Actual  2/28/97   5/31/97   8/31/97   11/30/97   11/30/98   11/30/99
                                                           -----------  -------   -------   -------   --------   --------   --------
                                                              $000        $000      $000      $000      $000       $000       $000
<S>                                                        <C>          <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>        <C>        <C>

1.1  "CONSOLIDATED INTEREST COVERAGE RATIO"
- -----------------------------------------------------------
1.1  "CONSOLIDATED EBITDA"
 (a) Consolidated Net Income                                 (61,245)
 (b) Plus - any extraordinary loss                                 0
 (c) <Less> any extraordinary gain                                 0
 (d) Plus - Consolidated Interest Expense                     36,691
 (e) Plus - federal and state taxes                          (34,500)
 (f) Plus - depreciation and amortization                     12,329
 (f) Plus - all other non cash expenses
                                                           -------------------------------------------------------------------------
     CONSOLIDATED EBITDA                                     (46,725)         0         0         0          0           0         0
                                                           -------------------------------------------------------------------------

1.1  "CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED EBITDA"
- -----------------------------------------------------------
     Consolidated EBITDA                                     (46.725)
 (a) Plus - capitalized interest amortized in COGS            24,893
 (b) Plus - non-Cash NRV Adjustments                         170,757
                                                           -------------------------------------------------------------------------
CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED EBITDA                                 148,925
                                                           -------------------------------------------------------------------------

12 MO TRAILING CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED EBITDA                  148,925
                                                           =========================================================================

1.1  "CONSOLIDATED INTEREST EXPENSE"
- ---------------------------
     Consolidated Interest Expense                            36,691
     Plus - interest capitalized to COGS                      26,937
     Plus - dividends paid on preferred stock                      0
                                                           -------------------------------------------------------------------------
CONSOLIDATED INTEREST EXPENSE                                 63,628
                                                           -------------------------------------------------------------------------

12 MO TRAILING CONSOLIDATED INTEREST EXPENSE                  63,628
                                                           =========================================================================
                                                           -------------------------------------------------------------------------
CONSOLIDATED INTEREST COVERAGE RATIO                            2.34  
                                                           -------------------------------------------------------------------------
 6.11 MIN CONSOLIDATED INTEREST COVERAGE RATIO             |     2.00 |    2.00      2.00      2.00       2.00        2.25      2.25
- -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  (a) MIN CURE PERIOD COVERAGE RATIO                             1.50      1.50      1.50      1.50       1.50        1.75      1.75


</TABLE>
<PAGE>   127
                                   EXHIBIT B

           COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE AS REQUIRED BY ARTICLE 7, SECTION 2
                      OF THE 1997 REVOLVING LOAN AGREEMENT
                    FOR THE PERIOD ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1996

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

ARTICLE 6.15 INVENTORY

                                                            11/30/96A   2/28/97   5/31/97   8/31/97   11/30/97   11/30/98   11/30/99
                                                            ---------   -------   -------   -------   --------   --------   --------
                                                              $000        $000      $000      $000      $000       $000       $000
<S>                                                         <C>         <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>        <C>        <C>

DOMESTIC UNIMPROVED LAND                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 BOOK VALUE                                                   90,374
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
CONSOLIDATED TANGIBLE NET WORTH                              336,025
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------


DOMESTIC UNIMPROVED LAND BOOK VALUE
           AS PERCENT OF
  CONSOLIDATED TANGIBLE NET WORTH                               27.0%
                                                            ========================================================================

       CUSHION <VIOLATION>                                   245,291
                                                            ========================================================================

</TABLE>
<PAGE>   128
                                   EXHIBIT B

           COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE AS REQUIRED BY ARTICLE 7, SECTION 2
                      OF THE 1997 REVOLVING LOAN AGREEMENT
                    FOR THE PERIOD ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1996

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

ARTICLE 6.16 - CERTAIN INVESTMENTS

                                                            11/30/96A   2/28/97   5/31/97   8/31/97   11/30/97   11/30/98   11/30/99
                                                            ---------   -------   -------   -------   --------   --------   --------
                                                              $000        $000      $000      $000      $000       $000       $000
<S>                                                         <C>         <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>        <C>        <C>

(a) equity in Foreign Subsidiaries                            27,452
    Plus any interco receivables - foreign subs               23,405
    <Less> any interco payables - foreign subs                (3,449)
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    INVESTMENT IN FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES                        47,408          0         0         0          0           0         0
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    AGGREGATE INVESTMENT IN FOREIGN
     SUBSIDIARIES AFTER 11/30/96                               n/a
                                                            ========================================================================

(b) equity in Financial Subsidiaries                          35,208
    Plus any interco receivables - financial subs                  0
    <Less> any interco payables - financial subs              (2,690)
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    INVESTMENT IN FINANCIAL SUBSIDIARIES                      32,518          0         0         0          0           0         0
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    AGGREGATE INVESTMENT IN FINANCIAL
     SUBSIDIARIES AFTER 11/30/96                               n/a
                                                            ========================================================================
(c) INVESTMENT IN SPECIFIED ENTITIES                           8,312
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    AGGREGATE INVESTMENT IN SPECIFIED
     ENTITIES AFTER 11/30/96                                   n/a
                                                            ========================================================================

    AGGREGATE INVESTMENTS IN FOREIGN AND
     FINANCIAL SUBSIDIARIES AND SPECIFIED                   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     ENTITIES AFTER 11/30/96                                   n/a
                                                            ========================================================================

</TABLE>
<PAGE>   129
                                   EXHIBIT C-1


                                   LINE A NOTE


$________________                                                 April 21, 1997
                                                         Los Angeles, California


         FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned promises to pay to the order of
______________________________ ("the Bank") the principal amount of
__________________________________ DOLLARS ($___________), or such lesser
aggregate amount of Advances as may be made pursuant to the Bank's Pro Rata
Share of the Line A Commitment under the 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement
hereinafter described, payable as hereinafter set forth. The undersigned
promises to pay interest on the principal amount of each Advance made hereunder
and remaining unpaid from time to time from the date of each such Advance until
the date of payment in full, payable as hereinafter set forth.

         Reference is made to the 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement dated as of
April 21, 1997, among the undersigned, as Borrower, the Banks that are parties
thereto, Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, as
Administrative Agent and Co- Syndication Agent, NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as
Syndication Agent, Credit Lyonnais, as Documentation Agent and Guaranty Federal
Bank, F.S.B., Societe Generale and Union Bank of California, N.A. as Co-Agents
(as amended from time to time, the "Loan Agreement"). Terms defined in the Loan
Agreement and not otherwise defined herein are used herein with the meanings
defined for those terms in the Loan Agreement. This is one of the Line A Notes
referred to in the Loan Agreement, and any holder hereof is entitled to all of
the rights, remedies, benefits and privileges provided for in the Loan Agreement
as originally executed or as it may from time to time be supplemented, modified,
amended, renewed, extended or supplanted. The Loan Agreement, among other
things, contains provisions for acceleration of the maturity hereof upon the
happening of certain stated events upon the terms and conditions therein
specified.

         The principal indebtedness evidenced by this Line A Note shall be
payable as provided in the Loan Agreement and in any event on the Maturity Date.

         Interest shall be payable on the outstanding daily unpaid principal
amount of each Advance hereunder from the date thereof until payment in full and
shall accrue and be payable at the rates and on the dates set forth in the Loan
Agreement to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, both before and
after default and before and after maturity and


<PAGE>   130
judgment, with interest on overdue interest to bear interest at the rate set
forth in Section 3.8 of the Loan Agreement.

         The amount of each payment hereunder shall be made to the
Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent's Office, for the account of
the Bank, in lawful money of the United States of America and in immediately
available funds on the day of payment (which must be a Banking Day). All
payments of principal received after 10:00 a.m., Los Angeles time, on any
Banking Day, shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Banking Day for
purposes of calculating interest thereon. The Bank shall use its best efforts to
keep a record of Advances made by it and payments of principal with respect to
this Line A Note, and such record shall be presumptive evidence of the principal
amount owing under this Line A Note.

         The undersigned hereby promises to pay, within thirty (30) days after
demand, the reasonable costs and expenses of any holder hereof incurred in
collecting the undersigned's obligations hereunder or in enforcing or attempting
to enforce any of any holder's rights hereunder, including attorneys' fees and
disbursements, whether or not an action is filed in connection therewith, in
accordance with Section 11.3 of the Loan Agreement.

         The undersigned hereby waives presentment, demand for payment,
dishonor, notice of dishonor, protest, notice of protest and any other notice or
formality, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

         This Line A Note shall be delivered to and accepted by the Bank in the
State of California, and shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in
accordance with, the local Laws thereof.

                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION,
                                       a Delaware corporation


                                       By ______________________________________
                                             Michael F. Henn
                                             Senior Vice President
                                             and Chief Financial Officer


                                       By ______________________________________
                                             Dennis Welsch
                                             Vice President and Treasurer


<PAGE>   131
                       ADVANCES AND PAYMENTS OF PRINCIPAL
                           (Alternate Base Rate Loans)
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                   Amount of         
          Amount of Loan or        Principal Paid or 
          of Redesignation         Redesignated Into   Unpaid   
          From Another             Another Type of     Principal      Notation
Date      Type of Loan             Loan                Balance        Made By

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<PAGE>   132
                       ADVANCES AND PAYMENTS OF PRINCIPAL
                                  (LIBOR Loans)
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                   Amount of         
          Amount of Loan or        Principal Paid or 
          of Redesignation         Redesignated Into   Unpaid   
          From Another             Another Type of     Principal      Notation
Date      Type of Loan             Loan                Balance        Made By

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<PAGE>   133
                                   EXHIBIT C-2


                                   LINE B NOTE


$________________                                                 April 21, 1997
                                                         Los Angeles, California


         FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned promises to pay to the order of
______________________________ ("the Bank") the principal amount of
__________________________________ DOLLARS ($___________), or such lesser
aggregate amount of Advances as may be made pursuant to the Bank's Pro Rata
Share of the Line B Commitment under the 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement
hereinafter described, payable as hereinafter set forth. The undersigned
promises to pay interest on the principal amount of each Advance made hereunder
and remaining unpaid from time to time from the date of each such Advance until
the date of payment in full, payable as hereinafter set forth.

         Reference is made to the 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement dated as of
April 21, 1997, among the undersigned, as Borrower, the Banks that are parties
thereto, Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, as
Administrative Agent and Co- Syndication Agent, NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as
Syndication Agent, Credit Lyonnais, as Documentation Agent and Guaranty Federal
Bank, F.S.B., Societe Generale and Union Bank of California, N.A. as Co-Agents
(as amended from time to time, the "Loan Agreement"). Terms defined in the Loan
Agreement and not otherwise defined herein are used herein with the meanings
defined for those terms in the Loan Agreement. This is one of the Line B Notes
referred to in the Loan Agreement, and any holder hereof is entitled to all of
the rights, remedies, benefits and privileges provided for in the Loan Agreement
as originally executed or as it may from time to time be supplemented, modified,
amended, renewed, extended or supplanted. The Loan Agreement, among other
things, contains provisions for acceleration of the maturity hereof upon the
happening of certain stated events upon the terms and conditions therein
specified.

         The principal indebtedness evidenced by this Line B Note shall be
payable as provided in the Loan Agreement and in any event on the Maturity Date.

         Interest shall be payable on the outstanding daily unpaid principal
amount of each Advance hereunder from the date thereof until payment in full and
shall accrue and be payable at the rates and on the dates set forth in the Loan
Agreement to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, both before and
after default and before and after maturity and


<PAGE>   134
judgment, with interest on overdue interest to bear interest at the rate set
forth in Section 3.8 of the Loan Agreement.

         The amount of each payment hereunder shall be made to the
Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent's Office, for the account of
the Bank, in lawful money of the United States of America and in immediately
available funds on the day of payment (which must be a Banking Day). All
payments of principal received after 10:00 a.m., Los Angeles time, on any
Banking Day, shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Banking Day for
purposes of calculating interest thereon. The Bank shall use its best efforts to
keep a record of Advances made by it and payments of principal with respect to
this Line B Note, and such record shall be presumptive evidence of the principal
amount owing under this Line B Note.

         The undersigned hereby promises to pay, within thirty (30) days after
demand, the reasonable costs and expenses of any holder hereof incurred in
collecting the undersigned's obligations hereunder or in enforcing or attempting
to enforce any of any holder's rights hereunder, including attorneys' fees and
disbursements, whether or not an action is filed in connection therewith, in
accordance with Section 11.3 of the Loan Agreement.

         The undersigned hereby waives presentment, demand for payment,
dishonor, notice of dishonor, protest, notice of protest and any other notice or
formality, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

         This Line B Note shall be delivered to and accepted by the Bank in the
State of California, and shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in
accordance with, the local Laws thereof.

                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION,
                                       a Delaware corporation


                                       By ______________________________________
                                             Michael F. Henn
                                             Senior Vice President
                                             and Chief Financial Officer


                                       By ______________________________________
                                             Dennis Welsch
                                             Vice President and Treasurer


<PAGE>   135
                       ADVANCES AND PAYMENTS OF PRINCIPAL
                           (Alternate Base Rate Loans)
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                   Amount of         
          Amount of Loan or        Principal Paid or 
          of Redesignation         Redesignated Into   Unpaid   
          From Another             Another Type of     Principal      Notation
Date      Type of Loan             Loan                Balance        Made By

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<PAGE>   136
                       ADVANCES AND PAYMENTS OF PRINCIPAL
                                  (LIBOR Loans)
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                   Amount of         
          Amount of Loan or        Principal Paid or 
          of Redesignation         Redesignated Into   Unpaid   
          From Another             Another Type of     Principal      Notation
Date      Type of Loan             Loan                Balance        Made By

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


<PAGE>   137
                                  EXHIBIT D-1

                                

                          [SIDLEY & AUSTIN LETTERHEAD]



                                 April 21, 1997


To:  Bank of America National Trust and
     Savings Association, as Administrative
     Agent, Co-Syndication Agent and
     Managing Agent

     NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as
     Syndication of Agent and Managing Agent

     Credit Lyonnais Los Angeles Branch,
     as Documentation Agent and Managing Agent

     c/o  Bank of America National Trust and
          Savings Association
          CRESG-LA National #1357
          555 South Flower Street, 6th Floor
          Los Angeles, California 90071

          Re: Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation
              ----------------------------------

Ladies and Gentlemen:

     We have acted as special counsel to Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation, a
Delaware corporation ("Borrower") in connection with the 1997 Revolving Loan
Agreement (the "Loan Agreement") dated as of April 21, 1997, by and among
Borrower, the Banks which are parties thereto, Bank of America National Trust
and Savings Association, as Administrative Agent, Co-Syndication Agent and
Managing Agent, NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as Syndication Agent and Managing
Agent, Credit Lyonnais Los Angeles Branch, as Documentation Agent and Managing
Agent and the Co-Agents named therein (all such parties other than the Borrower
are collectively referred to herein as "Bank Parties").

     This option is furnished to you pursuant to Section 8.1(a)(vi) of the Loan
Agreement. Terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings defined
for such terms in the Loan Agreement.

     For the purposes of this opinion, we have examined originals, or copies
identified to our satisfaction as being true copies, of the following documents:

     (a)  the Loan Agreement;
<PAGE>   138

Bank of America National Trust and
  Savings Association
Credit Lyonnais Los Angeles Branch
NationsBank of Texas, N.A.,
  as Managing Agents
April 21, 1997
Page 2


     (b) the Notes and a Swing Loan Document consisting of a promissory note
         of even date herewith; and

     (c) the Subsidiary Guaranty.

     The agreements described in (a) through (c) above are sometimes
referred to herein as the "Loan Documents".

     We have also examined such other corporate documents and records, and
other certificates, opinions and instruments and have conducted such
investigations as we have deemed necessary as a basis for the opinions
expressed below.  As to factual matters relevant to our opinions expressed
below, we have, without independent investigation, relied upon certificates of
public officials, upon public records, and have further assumed and relied upon
without independent investigation the truth and accuracy of all factual
representations and warranties of all parties to the Loan Documents.

     We have assumed (i) all natural persons have legal capacity, (ii) the
genuineness of all signatures of all parties other than Borrower, (iii) the
conformity to authentic original documents of all documents submitted to us as
copies and the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals,
(iv) that each of the Guarantor Subsidiaries listed in Schedule 4.4 to the Loan
Agreement (the "Guarantor Subsidiaries") is duly organized, validly existing
and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction or incorporation or
organization and in each other jurisdiction where the conduct of its business
or the ownership of its Properties makes qualification or registration to
transact business necessary, (v) as to all parties other than Borrower, the due
authorization, execution and delivery of the Loan Documents, (vi) the validity
and enforceability of the Loan Documents against all parties thereto other than
Borrower and the Guarantor Subsidiaries, (vii) that each of the Bank Parties
has the requisite power and authority, has obtained all necessary consents,
licenses and permits, has taken all necessary action and has complied with any
and all applicable laws with which such Bank Party is required to comply, in
each case relating to or affecting the matters and actions contemplated by the
Loan Documents, (viii) that each of the Bank Parties is a national bank, state
bank or a similar financial institution and is an exempt lender under 
Article XV of the California Constitution or statutes enacted pursuant thereto 
and (ix) that the Loan Documents have not been modified, amended, terminated
or revoked
<PAGE>   139
Bank of America National Trust and
  Savings Association
Credit Lyonnais Los Angeles Branch
NationsBank of Texas, N.A.,
  as Managing Agents
April 21, 1997
Page 3


in any respect, and remain in full force and effect as of the date hereof.

     On the basis of the foregoing, and relying thereon, and with the
qualifications herein set forth, we are of the opinion that:

     1. Borrower is a corporation duly incorporated, validly existing and in
good standing under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, and
its certificate of incorporation does not limit the term of its existence.

     2. Borrower has all requisite corporate power and authority to conduct its
business, to own and lease its Properties and to execute, deliver and perform
all of its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a Party.

     3. The execution, delivery, and performance by borrower of the Loan
Documents to which it is a Party have been duly authorized by all necessary
corporate action.

     4. The execution, delivery, and performance of the Loan documents by
Borrower do not violate any provision of Borrower's certificate of
incorporation or bylaws, and the execution, delivery, and performance by
Borrower and each Subsidiary Guarantor of the Loan Documents to which it is a
Party do not violate any Requirement of Law applicable to Borrower or such
Guarantor Subsidiary imposed by the laws of the United States of America or the
State of California that, in our experience, is normally applicable to general
business corporations (or, in the case of Kaufman and Broad of Texas, Ltd.,
limited partnerships) in relation to transactions of the type contemplated by
the Loan Documents.

     5. Except as have heretofore been obtained, no authorization, consent,
approval, order, license or permit from, or filing, registration, or
qualification with, or exemption from any of the foregoing from, any
Governmental Agency under any Requirement of Law imposed on Borrower or any
Guarantor Subsidiary by the laws of the United States of America or the State
of California, in each case as such Requirements of Law exist on the date
hereof, is or will be required to authorize or permit the execution, delivery
and performance by Borrower or any Guarantor Subsidiary of the Loan Documents
to which it is a Party.
<PAGE>   140
Bank of America National Trust and
  Savings Association
Credit Lyonnais Los Angeles Branch
NationsBank of Texas, N.A.,
  as Managing Agents
April 21, 1997
Page 4

     6.  Each of the Loan Documents to which Borrower or any Guarantor
Subsidiary is a party will, when executed and delivered by Borrower or such
Guarantor Subsidiary, as the case may be, constitute the legal, valid and
binding obligation of Borrower or such Guarantor Subsidiary, as the case may
be, enforceable against Borrower or such Guarantor Subsidiary, as the case may
be, in accordance with its terms.

     In addition to any assumptions, qualifications and other matters set forth
elsewhere herein, the opinions set forth above are subject to the following:

     (a)  Our opinion with respect to the legality, validity, binding effect
and enforceability of any Loan Document, agreement or provision is subject to
the effect of any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance,
fraudulent transfer and equitable subordination, reorganization, moratorium or
similar law affecting creditors' rights generally and to the effect of general
principles of equity, including (without limitation) concepts of materiality,
reasonableness, estoppel, good faith and fair dealing (regardless of whether
considered in a proceeding in equity or at law). We express no opinion as to
the availability of equitable remedies. In applying such equitable principles,
a court, among other things, might not allow a creditor to accelerate maturity
of a debt or enforce a guaranty thereof upon the occurrence of a default deemed
immaterial or for non-credit reasons or might decline to order a debtor to
perform covenants. Such principles applied by a court might also include a
requirement that a creditor act with reasonableness and in good faith.

     (b)  Certain rights, remedies and waivers of the Loan Documents may be
unenforceable in whole or in part, but the inclusion of such provisions does
not affect the validity of the Loan Documents taken as a whole and, except as
set forth in subparagraph (a) above, the Loan Documents taken as a whole
contain adequate provisions for enforcing payment of the Obligations; provided,
that the unenforceability of such provisions may result in delays in or
limitations on the enforcement of the parties' rights and remedies under the
Loan Documents (and we express no opinion as to the economic consequences, if
any, of such delays or limitations).

     (c)  We call your attention to the following matters as to which we
express no opinion:

<PAGE>   141
Bank of America National Trust and
  Savings Association
Credit Lyonnais Los Angeles Branch
NationsBank of Texas, N.A.,
  as Managing Agents
April 21, 1997
Page 5

     (i)  the Borrower's agreements in the Loan Documents to indemnify you
against costs or expenses or liability notwithstanding your acts of negligence
or willful misconduct;

     (ii)  the Borrower's agreements in the Loan Documents for payment or
reimbursement of costs, fees and expenses or indemnification for claims, losses
or liabilities to the extent any such provision may be determined by a court or
other tribunal to be in an unreasonable amount, to constitute a penalty or to
be contrary to public policy;

     (iii)  the Borrower's agreements in the Loan Documents to the jurisdiction
or venue of a particular court, to the waiver of the right to jury trial or to
be served with process by service upon a designated third party;

     (iv)  any of the waivers or remedies contained in the Loan Documents,
whether or not any Loan Document deems any such waiver or remedy commercially
reasonable, if such waivers or remedies are determined (1) not to be
commercially reasonable under applicable law, (2) to conflict with mandatory
provisions of applicable law, (3) to be taken in a manner determined to be
unreasonable or not performed in good faith or with fair dealing or with
honesty in fact or (4) to be broadly or vaguely stated or not to describe the
right or duty purportedly waived with reasonable specificity;

     (v)  provisions in the Loan Documents which may be construed as imposing
penalties or forfeitures, late payment charges or an increase in interest rate,
upon delinquency in payment or the occurrence of a default;

     (vi)  any power of attorney granted under the Loan Documents;

     (vii)  provisions in the Loan Documents to the effect that rights or
remedies are not exclusive, that every right or remedy is cumulative and may be
exercised in addition to any other right or remedy, that the election of some
particular remedy does not preclude recourse to one or more others or that
failure to exercise or delay in 
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       exercising rights or remedies will not operate as a waiver of any such
       right or remedy;

                     (viii)  provisions in the Loan Documents which expressly
       or by implication waive or limit the benefits of statutory, regulatory or
       constitutional rights, unless and to the extent the statute, regulation
       or constitution explicitly allow such waiver or other limitation; and

                     (ix)    the effect of Section 1698 of the California Civil
       Code which, among other matters, provides that a written contract may be
       modified by an oral agreement to the extent such agreement is performed
       by the parties.


              Our opinions expressed herein are limited to the laws of the State
of California, the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and the
federal laws of the United States, and we do not express any opinion herein
concerning any other law, including, but not limited to, ordinances, regulations
or practices of any county, city or other government agency or body within the
State of California.

              This opinion is being provided for your benefit at the specific
request of our clients, is rendered to you in connection with the transaction
referred to above and may not be relied upon by any person (other than the Bank
Parties, an Eligible Assignee or any successor in interest of any Bank Party)
or by you or the other Bank Parties in any other context. Copies hereof may be
furnished (a) to your independent auditors and attorneys, (b) to any
governmental agency or authority having regulatory jurisdiction over you, (c)
pursuant to order of legal process of any court or of any governmental agency
or authority, or (d) in connection with any legal action to which you are a
party arising out of the transaction referred to above. This opinion is
rendered as of the date hereof and we hereby disclaim any obligation to advise
any person entitled to rely hereon of any change in the matters stated herein.



                                                 Very truly yours,


                                                 SIDLEY & AUSTIN








             
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                                                                  April 21, 1997



To:    Bank of America National Trust and
       Savings Association, as Administrative Agent,
       Co-Syndication Agent and Managing Agent;

       NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as
       Syndication Agent and Managing Agent; and

       Credit Lyonnais, as Documentation Agent and
       Managing Agents

       c/o Bank of America National Trust and
       Savings Association
       CRESG National Accounts, #1357
       555 S. Flower Street
       6th Floor
       Los Angeles, CA 90071


Ladies and Gentlemen:

        I am the General Counsel of Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation, a
Delaware corporation ("KBHC"). (KBHC shall also be referred to herein as the
"Borrower"). I have acted as such in connection with the 1997 Revolving Loan
Agreement dated as of April 21, 1997 (the "Agreement"), by and among the
Borrower and the Banks which are the parties thereto. The term "Banks" shall,
for the purposes of this letter, have the meaning ascribed to such term in the
Agreement.

        This opinion is furnished to you pursuant to Section 8.1 (a)(vi) of the
Agreement. Terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings defined
for such terms in the Agreement. The term "Loan Documents", as used herein,
means those Loan Documents (as defined in the Agreement) in existence as of the
Closing Date, including without limitation those referenced in paragraphs (a)
through (c) below.

        This opinion is rendered to you as a supplement to the legal opinion of
Sidley & Austin of even date herewith in connection with the Agreement but
expressly does not incorporate the terms of said Sidley & Austin opinion.

        For purposes of this opinion, I have examined originals, or copies
identified to my satisfaction as being true copies, of the following documents:
 

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     a.   the Agreement;

     b.   the Notes under the Agreement; and

     c.   the Subsidiary Guaranty.

     I have also made such investigations of fact and law; obtained such
certificates of Responsible Officials of Borrower and certain of its
Subsidiaries, and of public officials; reviewed incorporation documentation,
resolutions, secretary certificates, good standing certificates and other
documents as appropriate of and for the Borrower and the Guarantor Subsidiaries,
as applicable; and done such other things as I have deemed necessary for the
purpose of this opinion.

     I have assumed (i) all natural persons have legal capacity, (ii) the
genuineness of all signatures of all parties other than Borrower and the
Guarantor Subsidiaries listed in Schedule 4.4 to the Agreement, (iii) the
conformity to authentic original documents of all documents submitted to me as
copies and the authenticity of all documents submitted to me as originals, (iv)
as to all parties other than Borrower and the Guarantor Subsidiaries, the due
authorization, execution and delivery of all documents and the validity and
enforceability thereof against all parties thereto other than Borrower and the
Guarantor Subsidiaries, (v) that each Person (other than Borrower and the
Guarantor Subsidiaries) which is a party to the Loan Documents has full power,
authority and legal right, under its charter and other governing documents and
laws applicable to it to perform its respective obligations thereunder, (vi)
all parties to any Loan Documents have filed all required franchise tax
returns, if any, and paid all required taxes, if any, under the California
Revenue & Taxation Code and under the laws of the State of Delaware and the
states of incorporation of the Guarantor Subsidiaries, (vii) that each of the
Banks has the requisite power and authority, has obtained all necessary
consents, licenses and permits, has taken all necessary action and has complied
with any and all applicable laws with which such Bank is required to comply, in
each case relating to or affecting the matters and actions contemplated by the
Loan Documents, (viii) that each of the Banks is a national bank, state bank or
similar financial institution and is an exempt lender under Article XV of the
California Constitution or statutes enacted pursuant thereto and (ix) that the
Loan Documents have not been modified, amended, terminated or revoked in any
respect, and remain in full force and effect as of the date hereof.

     With respect to those opinions expressed below to be to "knowledge" or "to
the knowledge of the undersigned," or similar such wording, I am referring
solely to my individual, actual knowledge.  Except as expressly set forth
herein, I did not undertake a review or examination of the activities or
business records of Borrower or any Subsidiaries specifically for the purpose
of rendering this opinion or to determine
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the existence or absence of such facts.  As General Counsel to KBHC, however,
material information respecting the matters covered by such opinions is brought
to my attention on a regular basis as a matter of internal policy and I intend
the phrase "to the knowledge of the undersigned" to mean that, in reviewing
such information, nothing has come to my attention which caused or should have
caused me not to render such opinions.

     Based upon the foregoing and in reliance thereon, I am of the opinion that:

          1.   KBHC is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in 
     good standing under the Laws of the State of Delaware, and its
     certificate of incorporation does not provide for the termination of its
     existence.  KBHC is duly qualified or registered to transact business and
     is in good standing as a foreign corporation in the State of California and
     each other jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business or the
     ownership of its Properties makes such qualifications or registration
     necessary, except where the failure so to qualify or register and to be in
     good standing would not constitute a Material Adverse Effect.

          2.   Borrower has all requisite corporate power and authority to
     conduct its business, to own and lease its Properties and to execute,
     deliver and perform all of its Obligations under the Loan Documents to
     which it is a Party.

          3.   To the knowledge of the undersigned, Borrower is in substantial
     compliance with all Laws and other legal requirements applicable to its
     business, has obtained all authorizations, consents, approvals, orders,
     licenses and permits from, and has accomplished all filings,
     registrations and qualifications with, or obtained exemptions from any of
     the foregoing from, any Government Agency that are necessary for the
     transaction of its business, except where the failure so to comply, file,
     register, qualify or obtain exemptions would not constitute a Material
     Adverse Effect.

          4.   The execution, delivery and performance by Borrower and by each
     Guarantor Subsidiary of each of the Loan Documents to which it is a Party
     have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action, and do not:

                    a.    require under the charter documents of Borrower or
         Guarantor Subsidiary any consent or approval not heretofore obtained
         of any partner, director, stockholder, security holder or creditor of 
         such Party;
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                  b.   violate or conflict with the Party's charter, certificate
            or articles of incorporation or bylaws;

                  c.   to the knowledge of the undersigned, result in or require
            the creation or imposition of any Lien or Right of Others (other
            than as provided under the Loan Documents) upon or with respect to
            any Property now owned or leased by such Party;


                  d.   violate any Requirement of Law known to the undersigned
            applicable to such Party; or

                  e.   result in a breach of or constitute a default under, or
            cause or permit the acceleration of any obligation owed under, any
            indenture or loan or credit agreement known to the undersigned or
            any other Contractual Obligation known to the undersigned to which
            such Party is a party or by which such Party or any of its Property
            is bound or affected;


     and, to the knowledge of the undersigned, neither Borrower nor any
     Subsidiary of Borrower is in violation of, or default under, any
     Requirement of Law, or contractual obligation, or any indenture, loan or
     credit agreement described in subparagraph (e) above in any respect that
     would constitute a Material Adverse Effect.

            5.  Each of the Loan Documents to which either Borrower or any
     Guarantor Subsidiary is a Party will, when executed and delivered by
     Borrower or such Guarantor Subsidiary, as the case may be, constitute the
     legal, valid and binding obligation of Borrower or such Guarantor
     Subsidiary, as the case may be, enforceable against such Borrower or such
     Guarantor Subsidiary, as the case may be, in accordance with its terms.

            6.  Except as have heretofore been obtained, no authorization,
     consent, approval, order, license or permit from, or filing, registration
     or qualification with, or exemption from any of the foregoing from, any
     Governmental Agency under any Requirement of Law imposed on Borrower or
     any Guarantor Subsidiary by the laws of the United States of America or
     the State of California, in each case as the same exists on the date
     hereof, is or will be required to authorize or permit the execution,
     delivery and performance by Borrower or by any Significant Subsidiary of
     the Loan Documents to which it is a Party.

                 

           
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            7.  Each Significant Subsidiary which is a Domestic Subsidiary is a
      legal entity of the form described for that Subsidiary in Schedule 4.4 to
      the Agreement, duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under
      the Laws of its jurisdiction of formation, is duly qualified or registered
      to do business as a foreign organization (if applicable) and is in good
      standing as such in each jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business
      or the ownership or leasing of its Properties makes such qualifications or
      registration necessary (except where the failure to be so qualified or
      registered and in good standing does not constitute a Material Adverse
      Effect) and has all requisite power and authority to conduct its business
      and to own and lease its Properties and to execute, deliver and perform
      the obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a Party.


            8.  To the knowledge of the undersigned, each Significant
      Subsidiary is in substantial compliance with all Laws and other
      requirements applicable to its business, has obtained all authorizations,
      consents, approvals, orders, licenses and permits from, and has
      accomplished all filings, registrations and qualifications with, or
      obtained exemptions from any of the foregoing from, any Governmental
      Agency that are necessary for the transaction of its business, except
      where the failure so to comply, file, register, qualify or obtain
      exemptions does not constitute a Material Adverse Effect.

            9.  Neither Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries is subject to
      regulation under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, the
      Federal Power Act, the Interstate Commerce Act or the Investment Company
      Act of 1940.

           10.  To the knowledge of the undersigned, there are no actions,
      suits or proceedings pending or, to the knowledge of the undersigned,
      threatened against or affecting Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or
      any Property of any of them in any court of Law or before any
      Governmental Agency in which there is a reasonable probability of a
      decision which would constitute a Material Adverse Effect.

           11.  Neither Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries is engaged
      principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of
      extending credit for the purpose of "purchasing" or "carrying" any
      "margin stock" or "margin security" within the meanings of Regulation U
      of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and no loan under
      the Agreement will be used to purchase or carry any such margin stock in
      violation of Regulation U.

                  
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     12.  To the knowledge of the undersigned, Borrower and its Subsidiaries
are in substantial compliance with all applicable Laws relating to
environmental protection where the failure to comply would constitute a Material
Adverse Effect, and have not received any notice from any Governmental Agency
respecting the alleged violation by Borrower or any Subsidiary of such Laws
which would constitute a Material Adverse Effect which has not been or is not
being corrected.

     In addition to any assumptions, qualifications and other matters set forth
elsewhere herein, the opinions set forth above are subject to the following:

          (a)  My opinion with respect to the legality, validity, binding
effect and enforceability of any Loan Document, agreement or provision is
subject to the effect of any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent
conveyance, fraudulent transfer and equitable subordination, reorganization,
moratorium or similar law affecting creditors' rights generally and to the
effect of general principles of equity, including (without limitation) concepts
of materiality, reasonableness, estoppel, good faith and fair dealing
(regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law). I
express no opinion as to the availability of equitable remedies. In applying
such equitable principles, a court, among other things, might not allow a
creditor to accelerate maturity of a debt or enforce a guaranty thereof upon the
occurrence of a default deemed immaterial or for non-credit reasons or might
decline to order a debtor to perform covenants. Such principles applied by a
court might also include a requirement that a creditor act with reasonableness
and in good faith.

          (b)  Certain rights, remedies and waivers of the Loan Documents may be
unenforceable in whole or in part, but the inclusion of such provisions does not
affect the validity of the Loan Documents taken as a whole and, except as set
forth in subparagraph (a) above, the Loan Documents taken as a whole contain
adequate provisions for enforcing payment of the "Obligations" (as defined in
the Agreement); provided, that the unenforceability of such provisions may
result in delays in or limitations on the enforcement of the parties' rights and
remedies under the Loan Documents and I express no opinion as to the economic
consequences, if any, of such delays or limitations.

          (c)  I call your attention to the following matters as to which I
express no opinion:

               (i)  the Borrower's agreements in the Loan Documents to
indemnify you against costs or expenses or liability notwithstanding your acts
of negligence or willful misconduct;

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          (ii)  the Borrower's agreements in the Loan Documents for payment or
reimbursement of costs, fees and expenses or indemnification for claims, losses
or liabilities to the extent any such provision may be determined by a court or
other tribunal to be in an unreasonable amount, to constitute a penalty or to
be contrary to public policy;

          (iii) the Borrower's agreements in the Loan Documents to the
jurisdiction or venue of a particular court, to the waiver of the right to jury
trial or to be served with process by service upon a designated third party;

          (iv) any of the waivers or remedies contained in the Loan Documents,
whether or not any Loan Document deems any such waiver or remedy commercially
reasonable, if such waivers or remedies are determined (1) not to be
commercially reasonable under applicable law, (2) to conflict with mandatory
provisions of applicable law, (3) be taken in a manner determined to be
unreasonable or not performed in good faith or with fair dealing or with
honesty in fact or (4) to be broadly or vaguely stated or not to describe the
right or duty purportedly waived with reasonable specificity;

          (v) provisions in the Loan Documents which may be construed as
imposing penalties or forfeitures, late payment charges or an increase in
interest rate, upon delinquency in payment or the occurrence of a default;

          (vi) any power of attorney granted under the Loan Documents;

          (vii) provisions in the Loan Documents to the effect that rights or
remedies are not exclusive, that every right or remedy is cumulative and may be
exercised in addition to any other right or remedy, that the election of some
particular remedy does not preclude recourse to one or more others or that
failure to exercise or delay in exercising rights or remedies will not operate
as a waiver of any such right or remedy;

          (viii) provisions in the Loan Documents which expressly or by
implication waiver or limit the benefits of statutory, regulatory or
constitutional rights, unless and to the extent the statute, regulation or
constitution explicitly allow such waiver or other limitation; and 
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          (ix)  the effect of Section 1698 of the California Civil Code which,
among other matters, provides that a written contract may be modified by an
oral agreement to the extent such agreement is performed by the parties.

     My opinion expressed herein is limited to the laws of the State of
California, the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and the
federal laws of the United States, and I do not express any opinion herein
concerning any other law, including, but not limited to, ordinances,
regulations, or practices of any county, city or other government agency or
body within the State of California.

     This opinion is being rendered to you in connection with the transaction
referred to above and may no be relied upon by any person (other than the
Banks, an Eligible Assignee or any successor in interest of any Bank) or by you
or the other Banks in any other context. Copies hereof may be furnished (a) to
your independent auditors and attorneys, (b) to any governmental agency or
authority having regulatory jurisdiction of any governmental agency or
authority having regulatory jurisdiction over you, (c) pursuant to order of
legal process of any court or of any governmental agency or authority, or (d)
in connection with any legal action to which you are a party arising out of the
transaction referred to above. This opinion is rendered as of the date hereof
and I hereby disclaim any obligation to advise any person entitled to rely
hereon of any change in the matters stated herein.

                            Respectfully submitted,
                              

                            /s/ Barton P. Pachino
                            -------------------------
                            Barton P. Pachino
                            Senior Vice President and
                            General Counsel



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                                   EXHIBIT E


                                             BORROWER:     KAUFMAN AND BROAD
                                                           HOME CORPORATION, a
                                                           Delaware corporation

                                             GUARANTORS:   See Schedule 1 hereto


TO:      BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL TRUST AND SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, for itself and
         as Administrative Agent


                                    GUARANTY

         THIS GUARANTY ("Guaranty") dated as of April 21, 1997, is made by each
of the parties listed on Schedule 1 hereto, together with each other person who
may become a party hereto pursuant to Section 10 of this Guaranty (each, a
Guarantor and collectively, "Guarantors"), jointly and severally, in favor of
Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, as Administrative Agent,
the Syndication Agent, the Co-Syndication Agent, the Documentation Agent, the
Managing Agents, the Co-Agents and the Banks (as those terms are defined in the
below-referenced Loan Agreement), with reference to the following facts:

                                    RECITALS

         A.       Pursuant to the 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement of even date
herewith entered into by and among Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation, a
Delaware corporation ("Borrower"), the Banks signatory thereto, Bank of America
National Trust and Savings Association, as Administrative Agent and
Co-Syndication Agent, NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as Syndication Agent, Credit
Lyonnais, as Documentation Agent and Guaranty Federal Bank F.S.B., Societe
Generale and Union Bank of California, N.A., as Co-Agents (as the same may be
amended from time to time, the "Loan Agreement"), the Banks are making a credit
facility available to Borrower.

         B.       As a condition of the availability of such credit facility,
Guarantors are required to enter into this Guaranty.

         C.       Guarantors expect to realize direct and indirect benefits as
the result of the availability of the aforementioned credit facility, and as the
result of the execution of this Guaranty.


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                                    AGREEMENT

         NOW, THEREFORE, in order to induce the Banks to extend the
aforementioned credit facility, and for other good and valuable consideration,
the receipt and adequacy of which is hereby acknowledged, each Guarantor hereby
represents, warrants, covenants, agrees and guaranties as follows:

         (1)      Terms used in this Guaranty but not defined herein shall have
the meanings defined for them in the Loan Agreement.

         (2)      Guarantors unconditionally guarantee and promise to pay to
Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, as the Administrative
Agent for the Banks, on demand, in lawful money of the United States, any and
all Indebtedness of Borrower then due to the Banks. The word "Indebtedness"
means any and all advances, debts, obligations and liabilities of Borrower
heretofore, now, or hereafter made, incurred or created under the Loan Agreement
and under the Loan Documents, and whether Borrower may be liable individually or
jointly with others, or whether such Indebtedness may be or hereafter becomes
otherwise unenforceable.

         (3)      This Guaranty is irrevocable in nature, is a guaranty of
prompt and punctual payment and performance of all Indebtedness of Borrower, and
is not merely a guaranty of collection. The Indebtedness guaranteed hereunder
includes that arising under successive transactions which shall either continue
the Indebtedness from time to time or renew it after it has been satisfied.
Anything in this Guaranty to the contrary notwithstanding, the maximum liability
of any Guarantor hereunder shall be limited to the extent required for the
obligation of such Guarantor to be valid, binding and enforceable and not
otherwise voidable or avoidable.

         (4)      The obligations hereunder are joint and several, and
independent of the obligations of Borrower and or any of its other Subsidiaries.
Separate action or actions may be brought and prosecuted against any Guarantor
whether action is brought against any Borrower or any of its other Subsidiaries,
including any other Guarantor, or whether Borrower or any of its other
Subsidiaries, including any other Guarantor, may be joined in any such action or
actions.

         (5)      Each Guarantor authorizes the Banks, without notice or demand
and without affecting its liability hereunder, from time to time to (a) renew,
compromise, extend, accelerate or otherwise change the time for payment of, or
otherwise change the terms of the Indebtedness or any part thereof, including
increase or decrease of the rate of interest thereon; (b) take and hold security
for the payment of this Guaranty or the Indebtedness guaranteed, and exchange,
enforce, waive and release any such security; (c) apply such security and direct
the order or manner of sale thereof as the Administrative Agent or any Bank in
its discretion may determine; and (d) release or substitute any one or more of
the endorsers or guarantors.


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         (6)      Each Guarantor waives, to the fullest extent permitted by
applicable law, any right to require any Bank to (a) proceed against Borrower or
any of its other Subsidiaries, including any other Guarantor; (b) proceed
against or exhaust any security held from Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries;
or (c) pursue any other remedy in the Banks' power whatsoever. Each Guarantor
waives any defense arising by reason of any disability or other defense of
Borrower or by reason of the cessation from any cause whatsoever of the
liability of Borrower, other than payment in full of the Indebtedness. Until all
Indebtedness of Borrower to the Banks shall have been paid in full, each
Guarantor waives any right to enforce any remedy which the Banks now have or may
hereafter have against Borrower or any of its other Subsidiaries, and waives any
benefit of, and any right to participate in, any security now or hereafter held
by the Banks. Guarantors waive all rights and defenses arising out of an
election of remedies by the creditor, even though that election of remedies,
such as a nonjudicial foreclosure with respect to security for a guaranteed
obligation, has destroyed the guarantor's rights of subrogation and
reimbursement against the principal by the operation of Section 580d of the Code
of Civil Procedure or otherwise. Guarantors expressly waive to the fullest
extent permitted by applicable Law all other suretyship defenses they otherwise
might or would have under any Law. Each Guarantor waives any right of
subrogation that it may have in respect to the obligations of Borrower to the
Banks. Each Guarantor waives all presentments, demands for performance, notices
of nonperformance, protests, notices of protest, notices of dishonor, and
notices of acceptance of this Guaranty and of the existence, creation, or
incurring of new or additional Indebtedness.

         (7)      After demand upon the Guarantors for payment under this
Guaranty, each Guarantor hereby specifically authorizes each Bank (subject to
the approval of the Majority Banks) in which such Guarantor maintains a deposit
account (whether a general or special deposit account, other than trust
accounts) or a certificate of deposit to setoff any Obligations owed to the
Banks against such deposit account or certificate of deposit without prior
notice to any Guarantor (which notice is hereby waived) whether or not such
deposit account or certificate of deposit has then matured. Nothing in this
paragraph shall limit or restrict the exercise by a Bank of any right to setoff
or banker's lien under applicable Law, subject to the approval of the Majority
Banks.

         (8)      Each Guarantor represents and warrants to the Banks that it
has established adequate means of obtaining from Borrower and its Subsidiaries,
on a continuing basis, financial and other information pertaining to the
businesses, operations and condition (financial and otherwise) of Borrower and
its Subsidiaries, and that Guarantor now is and hereafter will be completely
familiar with the businesses, operations and condition (financial and otherwise)
of Borrower and its Subsidiaries. Each Guarantor hereby expressly waives and
relinquishes any duty on the part of the Banks (should any such duty exist) to
disclose to any Guarantor any matter, fact or thing related to the businesses,
operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of Borrower or its
Subsidiaries, whether now known or hereafter known by the Banks during the life
of this Guaranty.


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         (9)      Guarantors agree to pay, within thirty (30) days after demand,
the reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent and
each of the Banks in connection with the enforcement of this Guaranty, including
without limitation the reasonable fees and out-of-pocket expenses of any legal
counsel retained by the Administrative Agent or any of the Banks.

         (10)     Any other Person may become a Guarantor under, and become
bound by the terms and conditions of, this Guaranty by executing and delivering
to the Administrative Agent an Instrument of Joinder substantially in the form
attached hereto as Exhibit A.

         (11)     This Guaranty shall be governed by and construed according to
the laws of the State of California, to the jurisdiction of which the parties
hereto submit.

                                       "GUARANTORS"

                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF NORTHERN
                                       CALIFORNIA, INC., a California 
                                       corporation


                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Treasurer


                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF SAN DIEGO,
                                       INC., a California corporation


                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Vice President


                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD - SOUTH BAY,
                                       INC., a California corporation


                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Vice President
                                                     and Treasurer


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                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF SOUTHERN
                                       CALIFORNIA, a California corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Treasurer
                                       
                                       
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD - CENTRAL
                                       VALLEY, INC., a California corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Vice President
                                       
                                       
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD COASTAL, INC., a
                                       California corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Treasurer
                                       
                                       
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF NEVADA, INC., a
                                       California corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Treasurer
                                       
                                       
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF ARIZONA, INC., a
                                       California corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Treasurer
                                       
                                       
<PAGE>   156
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF COLORADO,
                                       INC., a Colorado corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Treasurer
                                       
                                       
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF UTAH, INC., a
                                       California corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Treasurer
                                       
                                       
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD MULTI-HOUSING
                                       GROUP, INC., a California corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Vice President
                                       
                                       
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF NEW MEXICO,
                                       INC.,  a New Mexico corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                             Dennis A. Welsch, Treasurer
                                       
                                       
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD OF TEXAS, LTD., a
                                       Texas limited partnership
                                       
                                       By:  KBSA, Inc., a Texas corporation,
                                            Its general partner
                                       
                                       
                                            By:_________________________________
                                                Dennis A. Welsch, Vice President
                                                          and Treasurer
                                       
                                       
<PAGE>   157
                                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD - MONTEREY BAY,
                                       INC., a California corporation
                                       
                                       
                                       By:______________________________________
                                              Dennis A. Welsch, Treasurer
                                       
                                       
<PAGE>   158
                                   SCHEDULE 1
                                   TO GUARANTY


                               List of Guarantors


Kaufman and Broad of Northern California, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad of San Diego, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad - South Bay, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad of Southern California

Kaufman and Broad - Central Valley, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad Coastal, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad of Nevada, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad of Arizona, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad of Colorado, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad of Utah, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad of New Mexico, Inc.

Kaufman and Broad of Texas, Ltd.

Kaufman and Broad - Monterey Bay, Inc.


<PAGE>   159
                              INSTRUMENT OF JOINDER


         THIS INSTRUMENT OF JOINDER ("Joinder") is executed as of
________________, by ________________________________
_______________________________________, a ____________________ ("Joining
Party"), and delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Guaranty
dated as of April 21, 1997 (the "Guaranty"). Terms used but not defined in this
Joinder shall have the meanings defined for those terms in the Guaranty.

                                    RECITALS

         A.       The Guaranty was made by the Guarantors in favor of the Banks
that are parties to that certain 1997 Revolving Loan Agreement, dated as of
___________, 1997 (the "Loan Agreement") among Kaufman and Broad Home
Corporation, as Borrower, the Banks signatory thereto, Bank of America National
Trust and Savings Association, as Administrative Agent and Co-Syndication Agent,
NationsBank of Texas, N.A., as Syndication Agent, Credit Lyonnais, as
Documentation Agent and Guaranty Federal Bank F.S.B., Societe Generale and Union
Bank of California, N.A., as Co-Agents.

         B.       Joining Party has become a Significant Subsidiary (as defined
in the Loan Agreement) or has been designated by Borrower as a Guarantor
Subsidiary (as defined in the Loan Agreement), and as such is required pursuant
to Section 5.9 of the Loan Agreement to become a Guarantor.

         C.       Joining Party expects to realize direct and indirect benefits
as a result of the availability to Borrower of a credit facility pursuant to the
Loan Agreement, and as a result of becoming a party to the Guaranty.

         NOW THEREFORE, Joining Party agrees as follows:

                                    AGREEMENT

         1.       By this Joinder, Joining Party becomes a "Guarantor" under and
pursuant to Section 10 of the Guaranty. Joining Party agrees that, upon its
execution hereof, it will become a Guarantor under the Guaranty with respect to
all Indebtedness of Borrower heretofore or hereafter incurred under the Loan
Agreement, and will be bound by all terms, conditions, and duties applicable to
a Guarantor under the Guaranty.


<PAGE>   160
         2.       The effective date of this Joinder is _______________.

                                       "Joining Party"

                                       _________________________________________
                                       a _______________________________________


                                       By:______________________________________

                                       _________________________________________
                                           Printed Name and Title


ACKNOWLEDGED:

BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL TRUST AND
SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent


By:______________________________________

_________________________________________
    Printed Name and Title


KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION


By:______________________________________

_________________________________________
    Printed Name and Title


<PAGE>   161

                                   EXHIBIT F

                       Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation
                   Summary Quarterly Sales and Backlog Report
                          Quarter Ending Nov. 30, 1996



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
- ---------------------  ------------------------  30-Nov-96     -------------------------------------------------------  30-Nov-95
                        Deliveries     Sales      Backlog        Avg. Price       Backlog    Deliveries      Sales       Backlog
Division                 Quarter      Quarter      Units          (000's)          Value       Quarter      Quarter       Units
- ---------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                    <C>            <C>        <C>            <C>              <C>         <C>           <C>           <C>

Coastal Valleys                  0          0            0      $        0       $     0          150            82            56
Antelope Valley                 75         72           50             120         6,000          136           119            69
Inland Empire                  118        102           76             136        10,336          162           160            49
Coastal                        204        181          116             224        25,984          135           103            60
San Diego                      152        135           75             206        15,450          123           116            37
Northbay                       228        159           99             194        19,206          253           165            55
Sacramento                      69         63           43             148         6,364           77            99            68
Central Valley                 130        112           74             128         9,472          112            97            56
Fresno                           0          0            0               0             0           99            82            40
Southbay                       242        255          229             297        68,013          307           209            89
Monterey Bay                   146        156           92             214        19,688          155           110            47
                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total California           1,364      1,135          854             211       180,513        1,709         1,342           626
                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nevada                         115         81           41             126         5,166          112           106            30
Arizona                        143        135          139             128        17,792          109           129            83
New Mexico                      87         59          132             164        21,648          120            97           166
Dallas                          29         26           55             164         9,020            0             0             0
San Antonio                    606        489        1,204              94       113,176            0             0             0
Colorado                       180        139          121             153        18,513          164           130           191
Utah                            75         39           64             170        10,880           45            41            78
                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total Other US             1,235        968        1,756             112       196,195          550           503           546
                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total United States        2,599      2,103        2,610             144       376,708        2,259         1,845         1,172

Maison Individuelles           284        216          142             199        28,258          203           184           167
KBD                             29         51           73             265        19,345           26            26            62
                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total France                 313        267          215             221        47,603          229           210           229

Canada                           0          0            0               0             0           16            10            11
Mexico                          22          5           14             256         3,584            0             0             0
                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total                      2,934      2,375        2,839          $  151      $427,895        2,504         2,065         1,412
                       =============================================================================================================

</TABLE>


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
- ---------------------  ------------------------  ----------------------------  Difference   -------------------------- 
                        Avg. Price    Backlog    Deliveries        Sales        Backlog       Avg. price     Backlog
Division                 (000's)       Value      Quarter         Quarter        Units          (000's)       Value
- ---------------------  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>                    <C>            <C>        <C>            <C>              <C>         <C>           <C>         
Coastal Valleys            $  261    $14,616      $  (150)            (82)          (56)     $  (261)      $ (14,616)    
Antelope Valley               116      8,004          (61)            (47)          (19)           4          (2,004)
Inland Empire                 145      7,105          (44)            (58)           27           (9)          3,231
Coastal                       220     13,200           69              78            56            4          12,784
San Diego                     172      6,364           29              19            38           34           9,086
Northbay                      180      9,900          (25)             (6)           44           14           9,306
Sacramento                    145      9,860           (8)            (36)          (25)           3          (3,496)
Central Valley                121      6,776           18              15            18            7           2,696
Fresno                        117      4,680          (99)            (82)          (40)        (117)         (4,680)
Southbay                      272     24,208          (65)            (54)          140           25          43,805
Monterey Bay                  202      9,494           (9)             46            45           12          10,194
                       ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total California            182    114,207         (345)           (207)          228           29          66,306
                       ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Nevada                        122      3,660            3             (25)           11            4           1,506
Arizona                       121     10,043           34               6            56            7           7,749
New Mexico                    159     26,394          (33)            (38)          (34)           5          (4,746)
Dallas                          0          0           29              28            55          164           9,020
San Antonio                     0          0          606             489         1,204           94         113,176
Colorado                      149     28,459           16               9           (70)           4          (9,946)
Utah                          130      9,880           30              (2)          (12)          40           1,000
                       ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total Other US              144     78,436          685             465         1,210          (32)        117,759
                       ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total United States         164    192,643          340             258         1,438          (20)        184,065

Maison Individuelles          192     32,064           81              32           (25)           7          (3,808)
KBD                           290     17,980            3              25            11          (25)          1,365
                       ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total France                219     50,044           84              57           (14)           3          (2,441)
 
Canada                        102      1,122          (16)            (10)          (11)        (102)         (1,222)
Mexico                          0          0           11               5            14          256           3,584
                       ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total                    $  173   $243,809          430             310         1,427       $  (22)       $184,086
                       ================================================================================================

</TABLE>
<PAGE>   162

                                   EXHIBIT G

                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION
                              SUMMARY OF INVENTORY
                            AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 1996

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                          -----Inventory Book Value (Thousands)---------   ------------Size of Project (Lots/Acres)---------------
                                                                                                                   Land Under
                                      Homes/Lots  Land Under    Secured    Total    Total    Land in Production    Development
                            Total       in Prod   Development     Debt      Lots    Acres     W/Homes  WO/Homes    Lots     Acres
                          --------    ----------  -----------   --------   ------   -----    --------  --------   ------   -------
<S>                       <C>          <C>          <C>          <C>        <C>      <C>        <C>      <C>      <C>      <C>
California
  Antelope Valley         $ 39,861     $  7,323     $ 32,538     $  174     8,029        -        72       551     7,406        -
  Inland Empire             48,696       31,806       16,890      1,375     3,787      300       148       708     2,931      300
  Coastal                   70,649       68,649        2,000        230     1,421        -       277       558       586        -
  San Diego                 57,434       50,912        6,522          -     1,524      169       175       702       647      169
  Northbay                 117,376      109,306        8,070          -     3,028        -       305     1,213     1,510        -
  Sacramento                18,212       17,284          928          -       278       58        86       192         -       58
  Central Valley            45,057       23,977       21,080          -     1,404      930       200       435       769      930
  Southbay                  41,130       38,706        2,424          -     1,705        -       314       211     1,180        -
  Monterey Bay              40,355       38,753        1,602        676     1,018        -       341        57       620        -
                          --------     --------     --------     ------    ------    -----     -----     -----    ------    -----
    Total California       478,770      386,716       92,054      2,455    22,194    1,457     1,918     4,627    15,649    1,457
                          --------     --------     --------     ------    ------    -----     -----     -----    ------    -----

Nevada                      27,224       17,770        9,454          -     1,207      167        96       384       727      167
Arizona                     30,508       25,719        4,789          -     1,477        -       149       531       797        -
New Mexico                  33,561       32,620          941          -     1,358        -       234     1,072        52        -
San Antonio                 75,798       75,798            -      1,121     5,369        -     2,473       826     2,070        -
Colorado                    36,216       27,292        8,924          -     1,518        -       195       371       952        -
Utah                        18,713       17,947          766          -       399        -       141       150       108        -
                          --------     --------     --------     ------    ------    -----     -----     -----    ------    -----
    Total Other US         222,020      197,146       24,874      1,121    11,328      167     3,288     3,334     4,706      167
                          --------     --------     --------     ------    ------    -----     -----     -----    ------    -----

    Total United States    700,790      583,862      116,928      3,576    33,522    1,624     5,206     7,961    20,355    1,624 

France
  Maisons Individuelles     37,585       29,672        7,913        143       824        -       195       145       484        -
  KBD                       29,265       27,365        1,900          -       145        -       137         -         8        -
                          --------     --------     --------     ------    ------    -----     -----     -----    ------    -----
    Total France            66,850       57,037        9,813        143       969        -       332       145       492        -
                          --------     --------     --------     ------    ------    -----     -----     -----    ------    -----

Mexico                       8,871        3,440        5,431      1,524       153        -        18        45        90        -
                          --------     --------     --------     ------    ------    -----     -----     -----    ------    -----

Other Properties
  Pacific Inland             1,730        1,730            -          -        12        -        12         -         -        -
  Illinois                     588            -          588          -         -       96         -         -         -       96
  Canada                     1,473            -        1,473          -         -      140         -         -         -      140
                          --------     --------     --------     ------    ------    -----     -----     -----    ------    -----

   Total Other Properties    3,791        1,730        2,061          -        12      236        12         -         -      236
                          --------     --------     --------     ------    ------    -----     -----     -----    ------    -----

Total Inventory           $780,302     $646,069     $134,233     $5,243    34,656    1,860     5,568     8,151    20,937    1,860
                          ========     ========     ========     ======    ======    =====     =====     =====    ======    =====
</TABLE>
  
<PAGE>   163
                                  SCHEDULE 1.1

                                   COMMITMENTS


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                              Pro Rata Share of                               Dollar Amount of
                                 -----------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------

Bank                             Line A      Line B                         Line A             Line B 
- ----                             ------      ------                         ------             ------ 
                                 Commitment  Commitment        Commitments  Commitment         Commitment          Commitments
                                 ----------  ----------        -----------  ----------         ----------          -----------
<S>                              <C>         <C>               <C>          <C>                <C>                 <C>         

Bank of America                  15.0%       15.0%             15.0%        $ 60,000,000       $ 15,000,000        $ 75,000,000

NationsBank of Texas             10.0%       10.0%             10.0%        $ 40,000,000       $ 10,000,000        $ 50,000,000

Credit Lyonnais                  10.0%       10.0%             10.0%        $ 40,000,000       $ 10,000,000        $ 50,000,000

Guaranty Federal                 9.0%        9.0%              9.0%         $ 36,000,000       $  9,000,000        $ 45,000,000

Societe Generale                 9.0%        9.0%              9.0%         $ 36,000,000       $  9,000,000        $ 45,000,000

Union Bank of California         5.0%        5.0%              5.0%         $ 20,000,000       $  5,000,000        $ 25,000,000

Chase Manhattan Bank             7.0%        7.0%              7.0%         $ 28,000,000       $  7,000,000        $ 35,000,000

SunTrust Bank                    7.0%        7.0%              7.0%         $ 28,000,000       $  7,000,000        $ 35,000,000

Industrial Bank of Japan         6.0%        6.0%              6.0%         $ 24,000,000       $  6,000,000        $ 30,000,000

First National Bank of Chicago   5.0%        5.0%              5.0%         $ 20,000,000       $  5,000,000        $ 25,000,000

The Bank of New York             5.0%        5.0%              5.0%         $ 20,000,000       $  5,000,000        $ 25,000,000

Comerica Bank                    3.0%        3.0%              3.0%         $ 12,000,000       $  3,000,000        $ 15,000,000

Sanwa Bank California            3.0%        3.0%              3.0%         $ 12,000,000       $  3,000,000        $ 15,000,000

Banque Paribas                   3.0%        3.0%              3.0%         $ 12,000,000       $  3,000,000        $ 15,000,000

Kredietbank N.V.                 3.0%        3.0%              3.0%         $ 12,000,000       $  3,000,000        $ 15,000,000

TOTAL                            100.0%      100.0%            100.0%       $400,000,000       $100,000,000        $500,000,000
</TABLE>


<PAGE>   164
                                                                 SCHEDULE 3.18

                       KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION
             STAND-BY LETTERS OF CREDIT ISSUED UNDER LINE OF CREDIT
                                   LIN SN-100

FOURTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 28, 1996
MATURITY DATE 12/31/97

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                FINANCIAL                     SBLC                      CUMULATIVE
         ISSUE     PREPAID   FEE               ISSUED ON        OR                            EXPIRATION  SBLC          SBLC
GBLC NO. DATE      SBLC FEE  PREPAID PERIOD    BEHALF OF:       PERFORMANCE  BENEFICIARY      DATE        AMOUNT        TOTAL
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
<S>      <C>       <C>       <C>               <C>              <C>          <C>              <C>         <C>           <C> 
225881   10/30/95  2,729.72  10/31/96-4/30/97  Kaufman & Broad  Financial    U.S. Trust of    12/31/97      328,753.61    328,753.61
                                               Multi-Housing                 California
                                               Group, Inc.                   N.A.

228020   03/07/96  4,392.36  3/10/97-9/2/97    Kaufman & Broad  Financial    U.S. Trust of    09/01/97      625,000.00    953,753.61
                                               Mortgage Co.                  California
                                                                             N.A.

3000302  06/12/96  9,866.68  2/28/97-9/1/97    Kaufman & Broad  Financial    First American   08/31/97    1,335,680.00  2,289,433.61
                                               of Arizona, Inc.              Title Ins. Co.

3000303  06/12/96  3,010.25  3/1/97-8/31/97    Kaufman & Broad  Financial    First American   12/31/97      411,952.00  2,701,385.61
                                               of Arizona, Inc.              Title Ins. Co.

3002695  12/11/96 36,495.03 12/11/96-6/11/97   Kaufman & Broad  Performance  Surplus Property 09/30/97    5,500,036.00  8,201.421.61
                                               of Northern Ca.               of Alameda
                                                                             County

3003343  02/04/97  3,646.51  2/4/97-4/22/97    Kaufman & Broad  Financial    First American   12/31/97      501,765.35  8,703,186.96
                                               of Arizona, Inc.              Title Ins.

3003717  02/27/97 21,592.28  2/27/97-8/27/97   Kaufman & Broad  Financial    Security Title   12/31/97    2,987,545.67 11,690,732.63
                                               of Arizona, Inc.              Agency

3004267  04/14/97  3,054.68  4/14/97-10/01/97  Kaufman & Broad  Financial    CalMat Company   12/31/97      425,000.00 12,115,732.63
                                               South Bay
</TABLE>
<PAGE>   165
                                  Schedule 4.4

                       Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation
                           Consolidated Subsidiaries

                                 Key to "Types"

                          S  = Significant Subsidiary
                          G  = Guarantor Subsidiary
                          Fo = Foreign Subsidiary
                          Fi = Financial Subsidiary
                          (Note: All Guarantor Subsidiaries are
                                 also Significant Subsidiaries)

   
Arizona Corporations                                    %         Type(s)

Kaufman and Broad of Arizona, Inc.                     100        S/G
Kaufman and Broad Home Sales of Arizona, Inc.          100

                                                    
California Corporations

Affordable Multi-Family, Inc.                          100
BKJ Construction Company, Inc.                         100
Cable Associates, Inc.                                 100
Custom Decor, Inc.                                     100
First Northern Builders Servicing, Inc.                100
Fullerton Affordable Housing, Inc.                     100
KBASW Mortgage Acceptance Corporation                  100       Fi
KBI/Mortgage Acceptance Corporation                    100       Fi
KBMH Property Management, Inc.                         100
KBMH Capital, Inc.                                     100
KBRAC IV Mortgage Acceptance Corporation               100       Fi
KBMH Construction, Inc.                                100
Kaufman and Broad Architecture, Inc.                   100
Kaufman and Broad - Central Valley, Inc.               100       S/G
Kaufman and Broad Coastal, Inc.                        100       S/G
Kaufman and Broad Communities, Inc.                    100
Kaufman and Broad Development Group                    100
Kaufman and Broad Embarcadero, Inc.                    100
Kaufman and Broad Holdings, Inc.                       100
Kaufman and Broad Home Sales, Inc.                     100
Kaufman and Broad Insurance Agency, Inc.               100
Kaufman and Broad International, Inc.                  100
Kaufman and Broad Land Company                         100
Kaufman and Broad Land Development Venture, Inc.       100
Kaufman and Broad - Monterey Bay, Inc.                 100       S/G
Kaufman and Broad - Moreno/Perris Valleys, Inc.        100
Kaufman and Broad Multi-Family, Inc.                   100
Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group, Inc.            100       S/G
Kaufman and Broad of Northern California, Inc.         100       S/G
Kaufman and Broad North Stockton, Inc.                 100
Kaufman and Broad Properties                           100
<PAGE>   166
Kaufman and Broad of San Diego, Inc.                   100       S/G
Kaufman and Broad - South Bay, Inc.                    100       S/G       
Kaufman and Broad of Southern California, Inc.         100       S/G
Kaufman and Broad of Utah, Inc.                        100       S/G
Kent Land Company                                      100
Kingsbay Escrow Company                                100
Multi-Housing Investments, Inc.                        100


Colorado Corporation

Kaufman and Broad of Colorado, Inc.                    100       S/G


Delaware Corporations

International Mortgage Acceptance Corporation          100
Kaufman and Broad Development Company                  100
Kaufman and Broad Limited                              100


Illinois Corporations

Kaufman and Broad of Illinois, Inc.                    100
Kaufman and Broad Mortgage Company                     100       Fi


Massachusetts Corporation

Kaufman and Broad Homes, Inc.                          100


Mexican Corporations

Kaufman y Broad de Mexico                              100       Fo
Kaufman y Broad Asesoria Administrativa                100       Fo


Michigan Corporation

Keywick, Inc.                                          100


Minnesota Corporation

Kaufman and Broad Custom Homes, Inc.                   100


Nevada Corporation

Kaufman and Broad of Nevada, Inc.                      100       S/G
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New Mexico Corporations

Kaufman and Broad of New Mexico, Inc.                  100       S/G


New York Corporation

Kaufman and Broad Homes of Long Island, Inc.           100


Texas Corporations and Partnerships

KBSA Inc.                                              100
San Antonio Title Co.                                  100
Satex Properties, Inc.                                 100
Texas Homestead Mortgage Company                       100
Oppel-Jenkins Development, Inc.                        100
Oppel Jenkins of El Paso, Inc.                         100
Kaufman and Broad of Texas, Ltd.                       100       S/G


Canadian Corporations

Margreen Investments, Inc.                             100       Fo
3238865 Canada Inc.                                    100       Fo


French Corporations

Bati Service Development S.A.R.L.                      100       Fo
Bati Service Promotion S.A.                            100       Fo
Kaufman and Broad Developpement S.A.                    99.4     Fo/S
Kaufman & Broad France S.A.                            100       Fo/S
Kaufman and Broad Investissements S.A.R.L.             100       Fo
Kaufman and Broad Maisons Individuelles S.A.            99.94    Fo/S
Kaufman and Broad Rehabilitation S.A.R.L.               99.94    Fo
Kaufman and Broad Renovation S.A.                       99.4     Fo
Kaufman and Broad Residences S.A.R.L.                  100       Fo


German Corporations

Kaufman and Broad GmbH                                 100       Fo
<PAGE>   168
                                  Schedule 4.7

                       existing Liens or Rights of Others
                            as of November 30, 1996



                                      NONE
<PAGE>   169
                                  Schedule 4.9

           Existing Indebtedness and Contingent Guaranty Obligations
                            as of November 30, 1996



                                         Amount                Total
                                       ----------            ---------
                                            $                    $

DEBT:

KBHC Secured Debt:
 California                             2,455,000
 Other US                               3,121,000
 International                          1,667,000            7,243,000

KBMC Secured Debt:
 Commercial Paper                      74,000,000
 Mortgage Warehouse Facility           60,956,441          134,956,441

Unsecured Debt:
 Senior Debt 10-3/8%                  100,000,000
 Sub Debt 9-3/8%                      173,961,000
 Sub Debt 9-5/8%                      124,406,000
 Revolving Credit Line                 30,400,000
 Other Unsecured                        6,617,000          435,384,000

                                                           -----------
Total Debt                                                 577,583,441
                                                           ===========


CONTINGENT GUARANTEE OBLIGATIONS:
KBHC
 Multihousing                           2,055,000
 Financial Letters of Credit           15,088,862           17,143,862

KBMHG                                   3,800,000            3,800,000

                                                           -----------
Total Contingent Guarantee Obligations                      20,943,862
                                                           ===========


TOTAL DEBT AND CONTINGENT                                  -----------
 CONTINGENT GUARANTEE OBLIGATIONS                          598,527,303
                                                           -----------
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                                  Schedule 6.4

                                  Investments
                             as of the Closing Date



                                      NONE


    


</TEXT>
</DOCUMENT>
<DOCUMENT>
<TYPE>EX-10.15
<SEQUENCE>3
<DESCRIPTION>EXHIBIT 10.15
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                                                         Translation from French



                      UNILATERAL PROMISE TO PURCHASE SHARES





BETWEEN THE UNDERSIGNED

- -        Kaufman & Broad France, a societe anonyme with a capital of FF
         19,414,200, whose registered office is at 44 rue Washington, 75008
         Paris, identified under the number 702 022 724 RCS Paris,

         represented by its Chairman
         Mr. Guy Nafilyan

                                                        ON THE ONE HAND

                                             Hereinafter referred to as

                                                         THE "PROMISOR"


AND

- -        Mr./Mrs./Miss [name]
         residing at [address]

                                                      ON THE OTHER HAND

                                             Hereinafter referred to as

                                                      THE "BENEFICIARY"


WITNESSETH:


Kaufman & Broad France is a societe anonyme with a capital of FF 19,414,200
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divided into 194,142 shares of 100 francs each, whose registered office is at 44
rue Washington, 75008 Paris, identified under the number 702 022 724 RCS Paris.

The extraordinary general meeting of the shareholders of Kaufman & Broad France
of October 30, 1997 authorized the Board of Directors to grant options to
purchase shares of the company to managers and/or employees of the company and
of companies or other entities of its group.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 217-1 of the Law of June 24, 1966
on commercial companies, which permits a derogation from the prohibition - set
forth in Article 217 of such law for a company to acquire its own shares, the
extraordinary general meeting authorized the Board to purchase the necessary
shares from the shareholders to allow the employees to exercise options.

Making use of this authorization, the Board, during its October 30, 1997
meeting, awarded part of the stock options.

The Board of Directors therefore has the possibility of acquiring shares of
Kaufman & Broad France to allow the award of the balance of the options.

Mr./Mrs./Miss [name] holds [number] shares out of the 194,142 shares composing
the capital stock of Kaufman & Broad France.

IT HAS BEEN AGREED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AS FOLLOWS:

I. The Promisor hereby irrevocably promises to the Beneficiary to purchase, or
to cause to be purchased, by any individuals or legal entities it might
substitute for itself, and at the Beneficiary's first request, according to the
conditions defined below, all or part, as the latter may choose, of the [number]
shares representing all of the shares held as of this day by Mr./Mrs./Miss
[name].

The Beneficiary accepts such promise as a promise and reserves the right to make
use thereof according to the conditions defined below.

The Beneficiary shall have the option of exercising this promise to purchase, at
one or more times as he/she may choose, for all or the part that he/she may
consider appropriate, between February 1 and March 31 inclusive of each calendar
year as from 2002 and until 2012 inclusive.

Thereafter, if the Beneficiary has not notified his/her acceptance, the Promisor


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shall cease to be bound and this promise to purchase shall lapse without
indemnity on either side because the option has not been exercised.

The Beneficiary's exercise of this promise to purchase shall be notified by
registered letter indicating the number of shares covered by the exercise of the
option, the postmark attesting to the date.

The parties expressly agree that this promise shall not have any effect in the
event of a sale by the majority shareholder of Kaufman & Broad France of all or
part of such latter company's shares. In such an event, and once it shall become
aware of the proposed sale, the Promisor shall notify the Beneficiary thereof in
writing. This promise shall lapse upon the Beneficiary's receipt of such
notification.


II. If the promise hereunder is exercised within the period stipulated above,
the sale of the shares shall occur for a price determined by dividing the
consolidated equity (US GAAP standards) of Kaufman & Broad France at November 30
of the last fiscal year ended by the number of issued shares outstanding at such
date.

The sale price of the shares shall be payable by the Promisor or its substitutes
within 30 days of the exercise in return for the Beneficiary's delivery of the
transfer orders corresponding to the shares which are the subject of the promise
to purchase and, if required, any corresponding certificates of recording in an
account which the Beneficiary might hold.


III. The shares acquired will be delivered to the Promisor, with ownership and
acquisition of rights effective as from their acquisition, therefore with right
to dividends and interim dividends distributed as from such date.

They must be free of any charge, pledge or other impediment to their sale, the
Beneficiary being required to have full ownership thereof without any
restriction.


IV. This promise to purchase is binding on both the Promisor and all its assigns
jointly between them, without the benefit of discussion or division.

a) In the event of the merger acquisition of Kaufman & Broad France by another
company, the promise hereunder would be carried over to the shares of the
absorbing company which had been delivered to the Beneficiary in exchange for
the shares of Kaufman & Broad France which it owns.


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b) In the event of a capital increase by the capitalization of reserves, profits
or premiums and by the issuance of new shares, the free shares awarded to the
Beneficiary for the shares belonging to him/her would be added to those referred
to herein, without any modification of the price referred to above.

c) In the event of a capital increase by subscription in cash, this promise
would also apply to new shares which might be subscribed for by the Beneficiary
before exercising this promise, for a price which will be equal to the price
paid by the Beneficiary for the subscription.

d) In the event of the transformation of the legal form of Kaufman & Broad
France, the benefit of this promise would be extended to the equity interests
delivered by such transformed company in exchange for the shares which are the
subject matter of this promise, whatever their form and nature.


VI. Each of the undersigned parties shall bear the cost, which so undertakes, of
counsel's fees and the fees of any other person having respectively given them
opinions, advice and assistance.


VII. For the performance hereof, and any consequences, the undersigned elect
domicile respectively in their above-designated domiciles where all
notifications may be made to them in performance hereof.


                                   Executed in Paris
                                   In two originals
                                   On


THE PROMISOR(1)                                              THE BENEFICIARY(2)


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(1)      Signature preceded by the handwritten words "Good for promise to
         purchase (number written in full and in figures) shares of Kaufman &
         Broad France".

(2)      Signature preceded by the handwritten words "Good for acceptance of
         this promise to 


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Kaufman & Broad France                                       [name]
Guy Nafilyan








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         purchase shares as a promise".



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                                                         Translation from French

                             KAUFMAN & BROAD FRANCE
                A societe anonyme with a capital of FF 19,414,200
               Registered office: 44 rue de Washington 75008 Paris
                              702 022 724 RCS Paris

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                      REGULATIONS OF THE STOCK OPTION PLAN

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The extraordinary general meeting of the shareholders of Kaufman & Broad France
held on October 30, 1997 authorized the creation of a stock option plan of the
company in favor of certain employees and/or managers of the company or its
French subsidiaries, such options entitling their holders to acquire shares
within the limit of a maximum of 19,414 shares, i.e., practically 10% of the
capital stock of Kaufman & Broad France.

This stock option plan is governed by the provisions of Articles 208-1 to 208-8
of the Law of June 24, 1966 on commercial companies and by Articles 174-8 to
174-21 of the Decree of March 23, 1967.

The Board of Directors, in its October 30, 1997 meeting, making use of the
authorization granted to it by the extraordinary general meeting referred to
above, defined the terms and conditions of the stock option plan and designated
the beneficiaries of the options and the number of options awarded to them.


I.       CONDITIONS FOR THE AWARD AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OPTIONS

1.       DEFINITION OF THE BENEFICIARIES

         The Board of Directors decided to award options to

         Mr. Pierre Beauchef
         Mr. Patrick Zamo
         Mrs. Beatrice Terray
         Mr. Daniel Raze
         Mr. Christian Delapierre
         Mr. David Holland
         Mr. Guy Carrie
         Mr. Erick Bonnard

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         Mr. Eric Gerlach
         Mr. Jean-Pierre Farion
         Mr. Alain Morvan
         Mrs. Anne Cohendy
         Mr. Claude Maitre
         Mr. Olivier Perrin
         Mr. Gerard Belorgey

         employees of G.I.E. Kaufman & Broad.

         Mr. Guy Nafilyan
         Mr. Joel Monribot
         Mr. Hugues le Masne

         directors of Kaufman & Broad France

         As of today's date, each of the beneficiaries named above holds less
         than 10% of the capital stock.


2.       NUMBER OF SHARES SUBJECT TO OPTIONS

         The number of shares covered by the purchase options is 19,414 shares,
         of a par value of 100 francs each, of Kaufman & Broad France, and they
         are awarded to the above-named beneficiaries in the following
         proportions:

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<CAPTION>
         
<S>                                                      <C>          
         Mr. Guy Nafilyan                                9,707 options
         Mr. Joel Monribot                               2,912 options
         Mr. Hugues le Masne                               388 options

         directors of Kaufman & Broad France.

         Mr. Pierre Beauchef                               971 options
         Mr. Patrick Zamo                                  582 options
         Mrs. Beatrice Terray                              388 options
         Mr. Daniel Raze                                   388 options
         Mr. Christian Delapierre                           97 options
         Mr. David Holland                                  97 options
         Mr. Guy Carrie                                     97 options
         Mr. Erick Bonnard                                  97 options
         Mr. Eric Gerlach                                  194 options
         Mr. Jean-Pierre Farion                             97 options
</TABLE>

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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

<S>                                                        <C>        
         Mr. Alain Morvan                                  194 options
         Mrs. Anne Cohendy                                  97 options
         Mr. Claude Maitre                                  97 options
         Mr. Olivier Perrin                                 97 options
         Mr. Gerard Belorgey                                97 options

         employees of G.I.E. Kaufman & Broad.

         Total                                          16,597 options
</TABLE>

         The options being irrevocable, this number may not be modified during
         the term of the options, except in the case of an adjustment of the
         number of shares and of the purchase price made necessary by the
         completion of the financial operations referred to in paragraph 5
         below.


3.       CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OPTIONS

         The granting of the options constitutes an irrevocable undertaking on
         the part of the company in favor of the beneficiary.

         The options may be exercised by the beneficiary personally. The options
         and the rights resulting from the options granted are not assignable
         and not attachable. However, in the event of the death of a
         beneficiary, and in accordance with Article 208-7 of the Law on
         commercial companies, such beneficiary's assigns may exercise the
         option within six months of the death, as indicated below.

         The exercise of the option is optional for the beneficiary.


4.       ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SHARES

         The purchase price of the shares by the beneficiaries at the time such
         options are exercised has been determined on the basis of the
         consolidated equity at November 30, 1996 (US GAAP standards), i.e., FF
         279,739,000.

         The price per share obtained therefrom is FF 1,440.90 (FF 279,739,000
         divided by 194,412 shares).

         The above-mentioned price was defined by the extraordinary general
         meeting of October 30, 1997 in light of the report issued by the
         statutory 

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         auditor.

         The price as determined shall be paid as indicated in paragraph II-2
         below.


5.       ADJUSTMENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE

         In accordance with the law, the purchase price of the shares may not be
         modified during the term of the option, i.e., until the term of the
         plan.

         However, if during such period the company carries out certain
         financial transactions having an impact on the capital, the Board of
         Directors will adjust the price of the shares subject to not as yet
         exercised options, so that the total value of the current options of
         the beneficiaries remains constant. The terms and conditions for the
         calculation of these adjustments are defined by the law.

         The financial transactions referred to above are the following:

         -  issuance of shares to be subscribed for in cash;

         -  issuance of bonds giving a right to shares (bonds with warrants,
            convertible or exchangeable into shares);

         -  capitalization of reserves, profits or issuance premiums;

         -  distribution of reserves in cash or in portfolio shares;

         -  reduction of the capital because of losses.


6.       FUTURE AWARDS

         The 2,817 shares remaining to be awarded after the initial distribution
         (i.e., the difference between the 19,414 authorized shares and the
         16,597 shares awarded under paragraph I-2 above) may be awarded in the
         coming years. These future awards will be made between March 1 and June
         30 of each year - subject to modifications of the law or the
         regulations limiting the periods during which the options may be
         awarded - the exercise price being determined on the basis of the
         consolidated equity of Kaufman & Broad France (US GAAP standards) at
         the previous November 30.


II.      TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE EXERCISE OF THE OPTIONS

1.       PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF THE OPTIONS

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         1.1      The options may only be exercised by their beneficiaries if
                  they are employees and/or managers of the company or of one of
                  the companies and/or other entities of its group affiliated to
                  it within the meaning of the provisions of Article 208-4 of
                  the Law of June 24, 1966 on the day the option is exercised,
                  subject to the exceptions stipulated below.

                  The options may be exercised as from the fifth anniversary of
                  the date of their award by the Board of Directors and until
                  the term of the plan.

                  The options will expire on the 15th anniversary of the date of
                  their award.

                  Any option not exercised on the expiration date of this period
                  will lapse.

                  The options may be exercised at any time during this period,
                  at one or more times, but without exceeding five times, within
                  the limits established in paragraph 2 below.


         1.2      During the first five years of the plan, i.e., until October
                  30, 2002, the option may be exercised in advance by the
                  beneficiary at the time of the occurrence of one of the
                  following events and under the conditions set forth below:

                  -     in the event of the death or invalidity of the
                        beneficiary corresponding to the classification in the
                        3rd or 4th category provided for in Article 310 of the
                        Social Security Code, during a period of six months as
                        from the day of the death or the acknowledgment of the
                        invalidity; at the end of this period, any unexercised
                        option will no longer be valid;

                  -     in the event of taking retirement/being asked to retire,
                        during a one-month period as from the day on which he
                        stops work; at the end of this period, any unexercised
                        option will no longer be valid;

                  -     in the event of resignation, during a one-month period
                        as from notification of the resignation; at the end of
                        this period, any 

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                        unexercised option will no longer be valid;

                  -     in the event of the sale of all the shares of Kaufman &
                        Broad France by Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation, during
                        a period starting as from the beneficiary's being
                        notified of the proposed sale of the shares of Kaufman &
                        Broad France and expiring one clear day preceding the
                        date scheduled for the completion of the sale of the
                        shares, as will be mentioned in the notification sent to
                        the beneficiary; upon expiration of this period, the
                        unexercised options will no longer be valid;

                  -     in the event of the sale of a part of Kaufman & Broad
                        Home Corporation's shareholding in Kaufman & Broad
                        France, during a period starting as from the
                        beneficiary's being notified of the proposed sale of the
                        shares of Kaufman & Broad France and expiring one clear
                        day preceding the date scheduled for the completion of
                        the sale of the shares, as will be mentioned in the
                        notification sent to the beneficiary; upon expiration of
                        this period, the unexercised options will no longer be
                        valid; each beneficiary may exercise a part of his
                        options equal to the part of the capital of Kaufman &
                        Board France sold by Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation;
                        the balance of the exercisable options either in the
                        event of a further sale by Kaufman & Broad Home
                        Corporation of its shareholding in Kaufman & Broad
                        France according to the conditions indicated above, or
                        in the absence of a further sale, as from the tenth
                        anniversary of the award date of the balance of the
                        options.


         1.3      As from October 31, 2002, the option will lose its validity in
                  advance at the time of the occurrence of one of the following
                  events and under the conditions set forth below:

                  -     in the event of the death or invalidity of the
                        beneficiary corresponding to the classification in the
                        3rd or 4th category provided for in Article 310 of the
                        Social Security Code, at the end of a period of six
                        months as from the day of the death or of the
                        acknowledgment of the invalidity;

                  -     in the event of taking retirement/being asked to retire,
                        at the end of a one-month period as from the day on
                        which he stops 

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                        work; 

                  -     in the event of resignation, at the end of a one-month
                        period as from the day of notification of the
                        resignation;

                  -     in the event of the sale of at least 50% of the shares
                        of Kaufman & Broad France by Kaufman & Broad Home
                        Corporation and/or in the event of a change of control
                        of Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation, at the end of a
                        period starting as from the beneficiary's being notified
                        of the proposed sale or change of control referred to in
                        this paragraph, and expiring one clear day preceding the
                        date scheduled for the completion of the sale or the
                        change of control referred to above, as mentioned in the
                        notification sent to the beneficiary;


         1.4      The options granted to the beneficiary shall no longer be 
                  valid:

                  -     in the event of dismissal;

                  -     in the event of removal from office or non-renewal of
                        his term of office.




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2.       TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE EXERCISE OF THE OPTIONS

         The options may be exercised partially or totally.

         The exercise of the option shall be notified by its beneficiary (or in
         the case of death, by his assigns) by registered letter with return
         receipt requested sent to the company (or to the body instructed by the
         latter) in a form stipulated by the company with the assistance of the
         option exercise form attached hereto. This form will be completed,
         dated and signed when the option is exercised.

         The form will be accompanied by the payment by check of the amount of
         the purchase price of the shares.

         However, to enable the accomplishment of the financial transactions
         reserved to shareholders, the company may reserve the option of
         suspending the exercise of the stock options granted during a maximum
         of three months.

         In this case, the beneficiaries will be informed of the dates of the
         suspension and resumption of the exercise of the options by letter sent
         at least fifteen days in advance.

         If an option is exercised partially, the balance will remain
         exercisable according to the same conditions.


III.     CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SHARES ACQUIRED

1.       FORM - ACQUISITION OF RIGHTS

         The shares will obligatorily be in registered form, thus fulfilling all
         the conditions required to be able to benefit from the favorable tax
         regime granted to stock options.

         The shares acquired will acquire their rights as from the first day of
         the fiscal year during which the options are exercised, the date of the
         option exercise form attesting thereto. They will be entitled to the
         whole amount of the dividend paid for such fiscal year.

         They will be subject to all the provisions of the by-laws.

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2.       AVAILABILITY OF THE SHARES

         The shares acquired will be immediately transferable.


IV.      TAX AND SOCIAL SECURITY REGIME

1.       The benefit gained by the beneficiary at the time the option is
         exercised (difference between the value of the shares when the option
         is exercised and the purchase price, hereinafter referred to as the
         "capital gain on the acquisition") is not taxed immediately and will
         only be subject to taxation at the time of the sale of the shares by
         the beneficiary of the purchase option.

         At this time, the "capital gain on the sale" equal to the difference
         between the actual selling price and the value of the share on the date
         the option is exercised will be subject to the regime governing capital
         gains on securities.

         In the current state of the legislation and in accordance with the
         combined provisions of Articles 92-B and B bis of the French Tax Code
         (CGI), this capital gain will only be subject to income tax (at the
         proportional rate of 16% increased by the social deduction of 2%, the
         CSG at the current rate of 7.5% and the CRDS at the current rate of
         0.5%, i.e., a total deduction of 26%), in the event that the amount of
         the sales made by the beneficiary of the option plan exceeds an annual
         ceiling (fixed at FF 100,000 for 1997).

         To assess this taxation threshold, all of the sales of shares, whether
         they are listed or unlisted (other than those of partnerships and
         companies in which the transferor holds more than 25% of the shares)
         made by the tax household during the year concerned must be taken into
         account.

         The "capital gain on the acquisition" which had not been taxed at the
         time the option was exercised is, subject to reaching the capital gains
         taxation threshold, taxed at the time of the sale of the shares at the
         rate of 30% (increased by the social deduction of 2%, the CSG at the
         current rate of 7.5% and the CRDS at the current rate of 0.5%, i.e., a
         total deduction of 40%), if, in accordance with the provisions of
         Article 163-bis C of the CGI, the two following conditions have been
         met:

         -      the shares acquired upon exercise of the option remained in
                registered form,
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         -      the period between the award date of the options and the date of
                sale of the shares is more than five years.

         The beneficiary may also, in this case, opt to have the "capital gain
         on the acquisition" taxed for income tax for the year of the sale of
         the shares, in the category of wages and salaries (without applying the
         system of the quotient).

         If the beneficiary does not respect one of the two above-mentioned
         conditions, the "capital gain on the acquisition", reduced however, by
         the amount of any capital loss on the sale constitutes for the
         beneficiary an additional compensation to be added to his taxable
         salary of the year of the sale.

         However, adding back is carried out by a system of quotients which
         takes into account the number of years that have elapsed between the
         offering and the sale.

         As an exception to the rule of unavailability, the shares may be sold
         before the expiration of the five-year period fixed by Article 163-bis
         C of the CGI without losing the benefit of the favorable tax regime
         provided for in such article in the following four cases:

         -      dismissal of the holder provided that such shares have been
                acquired at least three months prior to the notification of
                dismissal;

         -      the holder's being asked to retire provided that such shares
                have been acquired at least three months prior to his stopping
                work;

         -      the holder's invalidity corresponding to the classification in
                the 2nd or 3rd category provided for in Article L 341-1 of the
                Social Security Code;

         -      death of the holder.

         OBLIGATIONS OF THE COMPANY

         -      For the year in which the option is exercised, the company will
                be required to deliver to the beneficiary, no later than
                February 15 of the following year, an individual statement
                mentioning its corporate name, the place of its principal place
                of business and the place of its registered office, if
                different, the dates of the award and exercise of


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                the options, the number of shares acquired and their unit
                purchase price. Moreover, the company will send within the same
                period (no later than February 15) a duplicate of such statement
                to the local tax authorities on which it depends.

         -      For the year in which the shares are sold, if this occurs prior
                to the end of the period of unavailability, the company must
                send, no later than February 15 of the following year, to the
                beneficiary and to the local tax authorities of the
                beneficiary's domicile, an individual statement mentioning the
                date of the sale (or the conversion into bearer shares) of the
                shares and the dates of the award and exercise of the option,
                the number of shares concerned, their purchase price and their
                value on the date on which the option is exercised.

         In the event of an exchange without a cash distribution (soulte)
         resulting from a public offering, merger, split-off, division or
         regrouping of shares carried out in accordance with the applicable
         regulations, the declaration obligations referred to above will be
         transferred to the company whose shares have been delivered in exchange
         for those acquired under the option and will henceforth cover these new
         shares.

         OBLIGATIONS OF THE BENEFICIARY

         For the year in which the option is exercised, the beneficiary must
         send with his tax declaration the individual statement delivered to him
         by the company.

         For the year in which the shares are sold, the beneficiary is required
         to indicate on his tax declaration of the year of the sale on the one
         hand the difference between the value of the shares on the date the
         option is exercised and their purchase price(1) and on the other hand
         the capital gain recorded on the date of the sale, equal to the
         difference between the sale price and the value of the shares on the
         date on which the option is exercised, if the conditions for taxation
         of this capital gain are met.

         The failure, both by the company and the beneficiary, to respect the
         declaration obligations mentioned above shall result in the forfeiture
         of the favorable tax regime of Article 163 bis C of the CGI and the
         taxation under 



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(1)      This capital gains being taxable either in the category of wages and
         salaries (sale before the expiration of the period of unavailability)
         or at the current rate of 40% (sale after the expiration of the period
         of unavailability).

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         ordinary law conditions of the benefit obtained at the time the option 
         is exercised. Moreover the company, with regard to the obligations it 
         has not respected, is liable for the fiscal fines provided for in 
         Articles 1725 and 1726 of the CGI.


2.       THE SOCIAL SECURITY REGIME APPLICABLE TO THE BENEFIT OBTAINED FROM THE
         EXERCISE OF THE OPTION IS THE FOLLOWING:

         The benefit obtained from exercising the option (i.e., the difference
         between the value of the share on the date the option is exercised and
         the option price) is exempt from social security contributions, with
         the exception of the part of the discount exceeding 5% of the price of
         the share at the time the option is granted.


         However, pursuant to Article L 242-1 paragraph 2 of the Social Security
         Code, social security contributions are due in the event that the
         holder of the option sells the shares subscribed for or acquired
         pursuant to his right insofar as the conditions provided for in Article
         163 bis C-I of the CGI are not met, i.e., in particular before the
         expiration of a five-year period which started on the award date of the
         option. Such benefit will then be considered as additional salary and
         will be subject as such to social security contributions when the
         conditions of form and time provided for in Article 163 bis C-I
         referred to above are not satisfied, i.e., when the shares are not in
         registered form or when, except for a special event concerning the
         beneficiary (dismissal, being asked to retire, invalidity or death),
         they are sold before the expiration of a five-year period as from the
         date of the award of the option, the principle of being subject to such
         contributions being applicable to both the employer and the employee
         share of the contributions, and extending to deductions whose base is
         aligned on that of the social security contributions, it being
         specified that the benefit obtained from the exercise of the option
         will in these cases be subject to the CSG and the CRDS as salaries and
         no longer as income from assets.

                                          Made in Paris, on October 25, 1997

                                          The Board of Directors
                                          Guy Nafilyan, Chairman



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<DOCUMENT>
<TYPE>EX-11
<SEQUENCE>4
<DESCRIPTION>EXHIBIT 11
<TEXT>

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                                   EXHIBIT 11
 
        KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES
 
             STATEMENT OF COMPUTATION OF PER SHARE EARNINGS (LOSS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 YEARS ENDED NOVEMBER 30,
                                                         ----------------------------------------
                                                            1997           1996          1995
                                                         -----------   ------------   -----------
<S>                                                      <C>           <C>            <C>
PRIMARY:
 
Net income (loss)......................................  $58,230,000   $(61,244,000)  $29,059,000
                                                          ==========    ===========    ==========
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding.............   38,889,000     36,693,000    32,386,000
Weighted average Series B convertible preferred
  shares(1)............................................                   2,167,000     6,500,000
Common share equivalents:
  Stock options........................................    1,169,000        903,000       871,000
                                                         -----------   ------------   -----------
                                                          40,058,000     39,763,000    39,757,000
                                                          ==========    ===========    ==========
PRIMARY EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE(3)...................  $      1.45   $      (1.54)  $       .73
                                                          ==========    ===========    ==========
 
FULLY DILUTED:
 
Net income (loss)......................................  $58,230,000   $(61,244,000)  $29,059,000
                                                          ==========    ===========    ==========
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding.............   38,889,000     36,693,000    32,386,000
Weighted average Series B convertible preferred
  shares(1)............................................                   2,167,000     6,500,000
Common share equivalents:
  Stock options........................................    1,533,000        903,000       871,000
                                                         -----------   ------------   -----------
                                                          40,422,000     39,763,000    39,757,000
                                                          ==========    ===========    ==========
FULLY DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE(2)(3)..........  $      1.44   $      (1.54)  $       .73
                                                          ==========    ===========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
- ------------
 
(1) Each of the 1,300,000 Series B convertible preferred shares were convertible
    into five shares of common stock. On the mandatory conversion date of April
    1, 1996, each of the Company's 6,500,000 depositary shares, each
    representing 1/5 of a Series B convertible preferred share, was converted
    into one share of the Company's common stock. The 6,500,000 equivalent
    shares of common stock are weighted for the period outstanding.
 
(2) Fully diluted earnings per share is not disclosed in the Company's
    consolidated financial statements since the maximum dilutive effect is not
    material.
 
(3) If, for purposes of calculating primary and fully diluted earnings per
    share, the Series B convertible preferred shares were excluded from the
    weighted average shares outstanding and the related dividends deducted from
    net income, the computations would have resulted in both a primary and fully
    diluted loss per share of $1.76 in 1996 and both primary and fully diluted
    earnings per share of $.58 in 1995. This computation is not applicable for
    1997 due to the conversion of the Series B convertible preferred shares into
    common stock in April 1996.
</TEXT>
</DOCUMENT>
<DOCUMENT>
<TYPE>EX-13
<SEQUENCE>5
<DESCRIPTION>EXHIBIT 13
<TEXT>

<PAGE>   1
 
                                   EXHIBIT 13
 
        KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES
 
                PAGES 44 THROUGH 78 AND PAGE 82 OF THE COMPANY'S
                       1997 ANNUAL REPORT TO STOCKHOLDERS
 
     This exhibit is incorporated in this Annual Report on Form 10-K between
page F-1 and the List of Exhibits Filed.
</TEXT>
</DOCUMENT>
<DOCUMENT>
<TYPE>EX-22
<SEQUENCE>6
<DESCRIPTION>EXHIBIT 22
<TEXT>

<PAGE>   1
 
                                   EXHIBIT 22
 
        KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES
 
                          SUBSIDIARIES OF THE COMPANY
 
     The following subsidiaries of the Company were included in the November 30,
1997 consolidated financial statements:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                PERCENTAGE OF VOTING
                                                              SECURITIES OWNED BY THE
                                                              COMPANY OR A SUBSIDIARY
                        NAME OF COMPANY                            OF THE COMPANY
                                                              ------------------------
        <S>                                                   <C>
        Arizona Corporations
        Kaufman and Broad of Arizona, Inc. ..................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Home Sales of Arizona, Inc. .......             100
 
        California Corporations
        Affordable Multi-Family, Inc. .......................             100
        Cable Associates, Inc. ..............................             100
        Custom Decor, Inc. ..................................             100
        First Northern Builders Servicing, Inc. .............             100
        Fullerton Affordable Housing, Inc. ..................             100
        KBASW Mortgage Acceptance Corporation................             100
        KBI/Mortgage Acceptance Corporation..................             100
        KBMH Property Management, Inc........................             100
        KBMH Capital, Inc....................................             100
        KBRAC IV Mortgage Acceptance Corporation.............             100
        K&B Multi-Housing Advisors, Inc. ....................             100
        KBMH Construction, Inc. .............................             100
        KBMH Construction of Nevada, Inc. ...................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Architecture, Inc..................             100
        Kaufman and Broad -- Central Valley, Inc. ...........             100
        Kaufman and Broad Coastal, Inc. .....................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Communities, Inc. .................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Development Group..................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Embarcadero, Inc. .................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Holdings, Inc. ....................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Home Sales, Inc. ..................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Insurance Agency, Inc. ............             100
        Kaufman and Broad International, Inc. ...............             100
        Kaufman and Broad Land Company.......................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Land Development Venture, Inc. ....             100
        Kaufman and Broad -- Monterey Bay, Inc...............             100
        Kaufman and Broad -- Moreno/Perris Valleys, Inc. ....             100
        Kaufman and Broad Multi-Family, Inc. ................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group, Inc...........             100
        Kaufman and Broad of Northern California, Inc. ......             100
        Kaufman and Broad North Stockton, Inc. ..............             100
        Kaufman and Broad Patterson, Inc. ...................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Properties.........................             100
        Kaufman and Broad of San Diego, Inc. ................             100
</TABLE>
<PAGE>   2
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                PERCENTAGE OF VOTING
                                                              SECURITIES OWNED BY THE
                                                              COMPANY OR A SUBSIDIARY
                        NAME OF COMPANY                            OF THE COMPANY
                                                              ------------------------
        <S>                                                   <C>
        Kaufman and Broad -- South Bay, Inc. ................             100
        Kaufman and Broad of Southern California, Inc. ......             100
        Kaufman and Broad of Utah, Inc.......................             100
        Kent Land Company....................................             100
        Kingsbay Escrow Company..............................             100
        Multi-Housing G.P. VI, Inc. .........................             100
        Multi-Housing G.P. VIII, Inc. .......................             100
        Multi-Housing G.P. X, Inc. ..........................             100
        Multi-Housing Investments, Inc. .....................             100
        Simi Affordable Housing, Inc. .......................             100
 
        Colorado Corporation
        Kaufman and Broad of Colorado, Inc. .................             100
 
        Delaware Corporations
        International Mortgage Acceptance Corporation........             100
        Kaufman and Broad Development Company................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Limited............................             100
 
        Illinois Corporations
        Kaufman and Broad of Illinois, Inc. .................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Mortgage Company...................             100
 
        Massachusetts Corporation
        Kaufman and Broad Homes, Inc. .......................             100
 
        Michigan Corporation
        Keywick, Inc. .......................................             100
 
        Minnesota Corporation
        Kaufman and Broad Custom Homes, Inc. ................             100
 
        Nevada Corporation
        Kaufman and Broad of Nevada, Inc. ...................             100
 
        New Mexico Corporations
        Kaufman and Broad of New Mexico, Inc. ...............             100
 
        New York Corporation
        Kaufman and Broad Homes of Long Island, Inc. ........             100
 
        Texas Corporations and Partnerships
        Kaufman and Broad of Texas, Ltd. ....................             100
        KBSA, Inc. ..........................................             100
        San Antonio Title Co. ...............................             100
        Satex Properties, Inc. ..............................             100
        Texas Homestead Mortgage Company.....................             100
 
        Canadian Corporations
        Margreen Investments, Inc. ..........................             100
        3238865 Canada Inc...................................             100
</TABLE>
<PAGE>   3
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                PERCENTAGE OF VOTING
                                                              SECURITIES OWNED BY THE
                                                              COMPANY OR A SUBSIDIARY
                        NAME OF COMPANY                            OF THE COMPANY
                                                              ------------------------
        <S>                                                   <C>
        French Corporations
        Kaufman and Broad Developpement S.A. ................              99.4
        Kaufman and Broad France S.A.........................             100
        Kaufman and Broad Maisons Individuelles S.A..........              99.94
        Kaufman and Broad Renovation S.A.....................              99.4
        Kaufman and Broad Residences S.A.R.L.................             100
        LMP Chancy S.A. .....................................             100
        S.A. Millet..........................................             100
        SMCI.................................................             100
        SNC Breguet..........................................             100
        SNC Bati Service.....................................             100
        SNC Kaufman and Broad Maisons Individuelles..........             100
 
        German Corporation
        Kaufman and Broad GmbH...............................             100
 
        Mexican Corporations
        Kaufman y Broad de Mexico............................             100
        Kaufman y Broad Asesoria Administrativa..............             100
</TABLE>
</TEXT>
</DOCUMENT>
<DOCUMENT>
<TYPE>EX-24
<SEQUENCE>7
<DESCRIPTION>EXHIBIT 24
<TEXT>

<PAGE>   1
 
                                   EXHIBIT 24
 
        KAUFMAN AND BROAD HOME CORPORATION AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES
 
                        CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
 
To the Board of Directors and
Stockholders of
Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation
 
     We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statements
on Form S-8 pertaining to the 1986 Stock Option Plan (No. 33-11692), the 1988
Employee Stock Plan (No. 33-28624) and the Registration Statement on Form S-3
(No. 333-14977), as amended, of Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation of our report
dated January 2, 1998 with respect to the consolidated financial statements of
Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation included in the Annual Report (Form 10-K) for
the year ended November 30, 1997.
 
                                                               ERNST & YOUNG LLP
Los Angeles, California
February 26, 1998
</TEXT>
</DOCUMENT>
<DOCUMENT>
<TYPE>EX-27
<SEQUENCE>8
<DESCRIPTION>FINANCIAL DATA SCHEDULE
<TEXT>

<TABLE> <S> <C>


                                                                 
<ARTICLE> 5
<MULTIPLIER> 1,000
       
<S>                             <C>
<PERIOD-TYPE>                   YEAR
<FISCAL-YEAR-END>                          NOV-30-1997
<PERIOD-START>                             DEC-01-1996
<PERIOD-END>                               NOV-30-1997
<CASH>                                          68,242
<SECURITIES>                                    71,976<F1>
<RECEIVABLES>                                  378,242
<ALLOWANCES>                                         0
<INVENTORY>                                    790,243
<CURRENT-ASSETS>                                     0
<PP&E>                                               0
<DEPRECIATION>                                       0
<TOTAL-ASSETS>                               1,418,991
<CURRENT-LIABILITIES>                                0
<BONDS>                                        473,530<F2>
<PREFERRED-MANDATORY>                                0
<PREFERRED>                                          0
<COMMON>                                        38,997
<OTHER-SE>                                     344,059
<TOTAL-LIABILITY-AND-EQUITY>                 1,418,991
<SALES>                                      1,843,614
<TOTAL-REVENUES>                             1,876,271
<CGS>                                        1,512,766
<TOTAL-COSTS>                                1,525,465<F3>
<OTHER-EXPENSES>                               234,547<F4>
<LOSS-PROVISION>                                     0
<INTEREST-EXPENSE>                              29,829
<INCOME-PRETAX>                                 91,030
<INCOME-TAX>                                    32,800
<INCOME-CONTINUING>                             58,230
<DISCONTINUED>                                       0
<EXTRAORDINARY>                                      0
<CHANGES>                                            0
<NET-INCOME>                                    58,230
<EPS-PRIMARY>                                     1.45
<EPS-DILUTED>                                        0<F5>
<FN>
<F1>Marketable securities are comprised of first mortgages and mortgage-backed
securities which are held for long-term investment. The mortgage-backed
securities serve as collateral for related collateralized mortgage obligations.
<F2>Bonds are comprised of senior and senior subordinated notes and 
collateralized mortgage obligations.
<F3>Total Costs include interest expense on the collateralized mortgage
obligations, as the associated interest income generated from the
mortgage-backed securities is included in Total Revenues.
<F4>Other Expenses are comprised of selling, general and administrative expenses.
<F5>Fully diluted earnings per share is not disclosed in the Company's consolidated
financial statements since the maximum dilutive effect is not material.
</FN>
        

</TABLE>
</TEXT>
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