Knowing that your new home is protected by a seven-year builder’s warranty gives you peace of mind. But finding yourself at an impasse with your builder over warranty… > 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.
You’ve done a lot of looking and finally decide the best way to get the house of your dreams is to hire someone to build one custom for… > More
You can see it now. The perfect music room. All you need is a little soundproofing so you don’t wake up the baby and a few structural changes… > More
You’ve been searching for what seems like ages for a new home but nothing quite meets all your wants and needs. So you’ve decided, instead, to hire a… > More
For our fifth episode of Tarion Talks, we discuss some winter home maintenance tips. Home maintenance is important during all seasons, but especially in the winter. Winter can… > More
When you’re buying a new home, it’s easy to suffer information overload, especially for first-timers. Few people have any sense of the sheer number of details homeowners must… > More
Buying a new home or condo requires a lot of patience. At first there’s that rush of excitement as you pick out your floor plan and finishes and… > More
For our fourth episode of Tarion Talks, we discuss the two new and exciting improvements to consumer protection: Enhanced deposit coverage for non-condominium freehold homes, and Warranty coverage… > More
Your condo warranties are your safeguard against shoddy workmanship, missing features, delays and much more, but it’s essential that you understand your own obligations when you enter into… > More
In our third episode of Tarion Talks, Laurie Stephens, Tarion’s Director of Strategic Communications, talks with Siloni Waraich, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement at Tarion and Ian Bulloch,… > More