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
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.
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
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