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Enjoy a new home uniquely built just for you. With KB, customers have the ability to personalize their new home with design options that fit their lifestyle and budget. Homebuyers also have a partner every step of the way.
Pros & Cons
- Online design studio
- Variety of floor plans
- Many communities in eight states
- Personalizations available
- Charges HOA fees
- Limited availability
KB Home is a highly rated home builder that sells customizable homes in communities in nine states. It has a variety of floor plans and price points, and it provides an online design studio for more personalization.
We have had so much fun with this process. It is exciting to see it go up and see choices you have made come to life. Those who worked on our house overcame the pandemic and built...Read full review
KB Home builds an excellent home, delivers on time, and it is always and exceptional value! I've both lived in a KB Home and used for an investment property and in both use cases,...Read full review
What is KB Home?
KB Home is a home builder that offers innovative designs, personalized floor plans and flexible pricing on new homes. Its designers work with homebuyers in communities across Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Washington.
You choose your floor plan, your community, the homesite and desired customizations, and KB Home takes care of the rest. Its homes are energy-efficient and designed to your specifications. Financing is available through a lending affiliate, and the company also works with standard mortgages.
KB Home floor plans
The first step to building a home with KB Home is exploring its online galleries, tours and floor plans to find the perfect home for you. KB Home's floor plans are available in a variety of sizes and configurations with flexible living spaces and from two to six bedrooms.
KB Home’s online design studio shows all the personalization options available, such as lighting, flooring and cabinets. Once you’re satisfied its portfolio is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of its designers to learn more about the building process, your options and pricing.
KB Home prices
New construction homes from KB Home typically cost between $200,000 and $900,000. Factors like the location, floor plan and customizations affect the total cost. KB Home designers have experience working with first-time and experienced homebuyers and can help you stick to your homebuying budget.
KB Home prioritizes affordability, so there are many ways to save on costs during the building process, including some free personalizations and design options. Schedule a consultation for a customized quote. Its lending partner, KBHS Home Loans, offers financing for qualified home buyers.
KB Home FAQ
Does KB Home sell good homes?
KB Home is a reputable home builder with positive reviews from homebuyers. You can view pictures and virtual walkthroughs on its website for a better idea of the quality of homes offered.
Does KB Home have HOA fees?
KB Home sells houses in communities that typically have HOA fees. Ask during your initial consultation which fees are associated with the communities you’re interested in.
How much are KB Home upgrades?
Many KB Home upgrades are offered at no additional cost. However, for premium upgrades, you can work with a home designer to customize the home’s fixtures and features to your needs.
Who owns KB Home?
KB Home is a publicly traded company. As of 2020, Jeffrey T. Mezger is the CEO of the company.
Do KB Home houses come with appliances?
Yes, your home can be customized with specific appliances. The company typically offers Whirlpool appliances, but you can visit one of its design studios to learn more about available options.
Is KB Home a good builder?
KB Home is a legitimate, well-known home builder with a strong portfolio of customizable new homes. Its communities typically have homeowners associations that charge fees and may not be right for every homeowner. KB Home builds in communities across Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Washington. Schedule a consultation for pricing and customization information.
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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2023
As a first time home buyer, I had no idea what was involved what was in store or what to expect. The people at KB Homes were very helpful and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. From sales to delivery, they made the home buying experience extremely pleasant. They were always available to answer any questions we had. It was very clear to me that their main focus is customer satisfaction. We could not be happier with our new home and our choice to go with KB Homes as our builder.
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2023
Experience started with Gail ** who was horrible. Forgot to call us back a couple times, would give us wrong information. As the process progressed dealing with our loan processor Susan ** it got worse. She was rude, did not answer questions, she cost me a better interest rate. Did not tell us about lock rates and what we can do to lower our mortgage. As home was built dealing with Scott ** and Philip ** it was the saving grace of KB. They helped make the experience better for us. Also KB management (Nichole **) horrible! Did not help the situation with good customer service! Took 2 weeks to get an answer about final price of home, All while Susan hounding us to process the loan with no final price.
Appraisal - we paid the price of appraisal yet KB choice their own appraisal and we counter with no evidence of emails or conversation. Appraisal took 3 homes outside of community that were bigger than ours with high values and 3 within the community that were lower values and calculated a high cost of my home. I can guarantee if I got my own appraisal right now I would have no equity in my home right now and it would come back lower because of the homes priced lower within my community. Overall horrible experience with KB Home and I would not recommend but I have a good score for the sake of Philip and Scott because of their customer service and help!
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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2023
Great experience buying a KB Home! The first day, I toured the models home and the ones that were ready to move in. I fell in love with a home on Adora Terrace. It was a dream come true. The best part was being close to the parents, 2 min drive from the new home. My agent Peggy ** with First Team Real Estate was able to get us a smoking deal, price reduction and solar included. She helped us buy our first home in Corona CA in 2014 and now Riverside CA 2023. We were so ecstatic about this.
Karen ** helped us with the process and submitted our offer. We were anxiously waiting for the offer to be accepted. We heard the great news about 2 days later. So happy! Karen was so wonderful to work with through the entire process. She made it super easy for us and was so pleasant to work with. After closing, Justin and Ramon were super helpful in addressing our concerns. There were only minor things that needed to be fixed but they took care of it within 24 hours. So as you can see the entire experience was amazing. I would recommend buying with KB Home to family and friends with no hesitation. We love our new home!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with KB Home! Our whole team is glad to hear that you are so happy with your new home.
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2023
Mortgage is the best on the market even the stress amount that comes with buying new home, but I'm so thrilled with my interest rate. Jason was honest and helped me out a lot.. The warranty staff (Barry and his team) great service and they would do everything to help you. On the other hand, if KB monitored the home and check on the houses after every process during construction, they would not deal with a lot of issues. I can't believe lights in the ceiling are not measured rights.. They aren't aligned, showers install were not properly finished but the warranty staff helped to resolve that.
The granite and the quartz countertop material are not good. They used cracked counters and glued it, but they call that fissure (that's a big problem). I know the difference between what a fissure and what a crack is (someone trying to hide the mistake) and the finishes are not near good. I am sorry. You need to consider different installer for countertops. The kitchen design needs some improvement. When you use wall cabinets, at least use the fridge depth for consideration. Cabinets above the fridge should be deeper to make the flow in the kitchen better and make it more friendly user. I am sure there is more things to monitor but I know 100% that the staff at the warranty (Barry and his team) would get things done for me.
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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2023
When we first saw KB Homes Maurice was the first person that we had interacted with. He took us to our house and we had no idea we were going to buy that house. He ended up helping us through the process of getting our loan started and also was a good helping hand along the way. Our lender was not the greatest Jose **. He was always asking us for documents that we had already given him once or twice. And he was losing them. However Wilfredo came into the picture and he helped the scenario. He was very intuitive and always checking up on us.
If it was not for him or Maurice I am pretty sure we would not have gone through with having KB homes. Maurice was the one who walked us through our house and also Wilfred the maintenance guy walked us through our home as well and he had us tape everything that was wrong. After we close on our house Alex was the one walked us through our home as well and he had us tape everything that was wrong. After we close on our house Alex was the one who came over and Made sure that everything was working. And if it was not working he was calling the people who needed to fix it. Alex has been a great person and has helped us ever since we bought our home.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us here at KB Home. We appreciate your feedback for our team.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2022
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Amber ** and Chase **. As investor buyers, this is our third transaction with them both in a second KB Home community, and we literally followed Amber and Chase to Montalado! They are the kindest, most professional and hardworking sales reps at KB Home. We did run into an encounter with our mortgage lender closing their division, which required a change in lender a few weeks before closing. Both Amber and Chase were extremely courteous and helpful in facilitating a new appraisal order, and took on a completely white glove approach to work with our new lender to get everything in place for closing. Despite closing later than expected, they kept everyone fully informed, including KB management, escrow and lender, and worked as a team to get this done.
We cannot thank Amber and Chase enough for their professionalism, but most importantly, the way they treated us as customers and their team work approach as well as a "can do" attitude. We will follow Amber and Chase at wherever they go next, and we're very grateful for having cultivated such a great working relationship with them both. They are truly the dream team, and more importantly, such a great reflection of KB Home's commitment to superior customer service that sets it apart from all the other builders here in the Valley.
Reviewed Sept. 26, 2023
KB Home buying policies are designed to trap you into a commitment. You have little information until you are locked into a sales contract with a non-refundable deposit. Had I seen the design studio prior to submitting the deposit, we would not have purchased a KB Home. The construction materials they use are sub-standard. There is little attention to detail in the design of the home. As an example, the air conditioning unit is placed right outside of the main bedroom window rather than between the two. Had it been placed two feet in either direction, this would not be an issue. In short I would caution people when purchasing a KB Home.
Reviewed Sept. 26, 2023
WE FEEL SO LUCKY TO HAVE WORKED WITH A GREAT KB HOME TEAM who looks after us! Thanks to Kelly, Jason, Reine, Cassie, Rick, Daniel, Rudy and Troy for making this latest new house purchase an easy and fun experience. We're now enjoying the luxury of living in a 1-level brand new house and it's such a big change since we used to live in either 3-level or 4-level homes in Northern CA. We're looking forward to enjoying our new community, meeting new neighbors and enjoying Menifee and its neighboring towns.
We're thrilled to hear that you're loving your new home! Thank you so much for sharing these kind words with the entire team here at KB Home.
Reviewed Sept. 26, 2023
First and foremost, our home is beautiful and we love it. Spacious with great open concept. Sod preparation especially during a drought needs work but hopefully they will remedy that for future buyers.
Reviewed Sept. 26, 2023
Kb Home is an excellent company. I met it 4 years ago and I really liked it since it has affordable prices for families like mine, so this is my second purchase in three years and we have recommended it to several friends and family.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive KB Home experience with us! We're gald to hear that you're so happy with your KB Home journey.
Reviewed Sept. 26, 2023
KB Home have been super helpful every step of the way and we always felt valued and included. Would definitely be comfortable buying another KB home in the future and recommending to friends and family.
We're glad to hear that our team was able to provide such a positive experience for you, Neil and Ren! Thank you so much for sharing your home-buying journey with us.
KB Home Company Information
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- KB Home
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- 10990 Wilshire Blvd.
- Los Angeles
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- United States