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
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.
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
What do you think? Homeowners George and Gina (not their real names) felt that the kitchen backsplash in their new home fell a little short of expectations. George… > More
Meet Joe (which is not his real name). Joe recently bought a brand new home. At some point during its construction, Joe believed that his builder agreed to finish… > More
With Tarion’s advice, a builder does the right thing and satisfies a homeowner’s request The line going across the carpet in the photo below is not the result… > More
To many, putting on that bright orange construction vest and yellow hard hat in the early morning signals the start of work. At Tarion, we recognize each and… > More
If there’s one thing that is instantly recognizable as something you do not want in your home, it’s mould. Although mould growth is often associated with older homes… > More
That’s right. On top of deposit protection, coverage for defects in structure, workmanship and materials, Ontario’s new home warranty offers up to $7,500 in compensation if your builder… > More
The recent fire in Fort McMurray captured the attention of the world and the compassion and generosity of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Like all families… > More
2016 marks Tarion’s 40th anniversary of serving new home buyers. After four decades, we have the experience and vision to enhance fairness and build confidence in the new… > More