Congratulations to the 2017 Homeowners’ Choice Awards & Ernest Assaly finalists and recipients. Tarion is proud to present this year’s awards and would like to thank the finalists and recipients… > 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.
What does truly outstanding customer service look like in the world of new home ownership? We know there are many excellent builders in Ontario who place a premium… > More
Last week we broke down some of the most commonly heard homeowner comments with respect to: What to ask your real estate lawyer when buying a new home.… > More
When it comes to buying a new home, real estate lawyers can be an essential resource. For example, the signing of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale is… > More
Picture this: you enter your newly built home on the day of delivery. It looks perfect – just as you’ve always envisioned it. The countertops look great and… > More
When dreaming of your new custom home, you might be thinking about cooking in your gourmet kitchen or the number of bedrooms your growing family will need. Along… > More
Wind, snow, ice. There’s no doubt winter is hard on a home. And, it doesn’t matter whether your home is old or new: the elements don’t discriminate. So,… > More
A few years ago, Brian and Joanne (not their real names) could not think of a better way to spend their golden years than to be close to… > More
When Sofia moved into her new home in the spring of 2014, she began compiling a list of deficiencies regarding her new home—as any proactive new homeowner would.… > More
New home buyers in Ontario are very fortunate. First, the vast majority of new home warranty issues are successfully resolved between the homeowner and the vendor or builder… > More