While celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year, we reached another important milestone: more than two million homes have now been enrolled in the warranty program since it first… > More
Welcome to Tarion’s The Open Door Blog where we want to empower new home owners by sharing real experiences from other homeowners. It’s that simple. Whether you own a new home or condo, are considering buying one, or just love to dream about it, we want to share stories that can help you protect what is likely the biggest investment of your life.
Who are we? Well, Tarion administers and enforces the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. If there is a new home or condo in Ontario, it is a good bet that it also comes with a Tarion-backed warranty. Our job is to work with homeowners and home builders to make sure that the new home warranty is clear and that it is applied consistently and fairly. In other words, our business is about building confidence in the building business. One of the best ways to build confidence is through open dialogue. So, come on in! The door is open and so is the conversation.
Playrooms, game rooms, family rooms, guest rooms, home gyms, laundry rooms – these are just a few of the ways today’s homeowners make great use of their basements.… > More
There’s an old adage that goes something like this: if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is… > More
Your client comes to you excited and possibly a little unfocused too. Not surprising of course. She’s buying a dream. A brand new home! She definitely needs your… > More
This year, Tarion’s Annual Public Meeting (APM) was held as a webcast event to provide people from across the province unprecedented access to our meeting. It was a… > More
Readers of this blog may have seen a recent article in the Toronto Star about some Tarion executive salaries and operational costs between 2008 and 2013. While the… > More
With modern advances in engineering and technology, architects are increasingly able to push both the design and aesthetic envelopes. For the passerby, these new condominium designs can bring… > More
Contrasting the experiences of American and Ontario homeowners faced with faulty concrete Hundreds of American homeowners in the State of Connecticut have been desperately looking for some kind… > More
When buying any product or service, many people do their homework. What is the company’s track record? What is their customer service like? How long have they been… > More
Last week, we showed you a kitchen backsplash that had a couple of blotchy grout patches and asked you if you felt it was warranted or not warranted.… > More