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
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.
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
A retired couple we’ll call Arthur and Anna recently visited Tarion’s head office looking for some advice. After living in an apartment co-op for 40 years, they decided… > More
The holiday season is well underway, and all of us here at Tarion wish you and your families a happy and festive season! But before we all go… > More
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
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