You’re in the market for a new home but you’re torn between the glossy sales brochures for a new development and the MLS listings in your desired neighbourhood.… > 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.
In a perfect world, you’d move into your new home where everything would be just right. In reality, you may find some things your builder still needs to… > More
You planned the perfect camping trip with your best friend. You’re both excited to camp at your favourite site near the water and watch the bright stars. But… > More
While they may not be the most attractive features, your new home’s heating, ventilation, electrical and plumbing systems are essential to making your home a healthy and comfortable… > More
Do you know furnace filters have performance ratings? Are you puzzled by your sump pump? As you settle into your new home and establish a regular maintenance schedule,… > More
When you went to the sales office, you probably fell in love with the home that you saw pictured in the glossy brochure. It was pristine, accessorized and,… > More
Download Full Episode May is an exciting month for Ontario homeowners, as spring cleaning begins and the first signs of life appear in flowerbeds and tree branches. It’s… > More
Your new home warranty protection can go a long way to give you peace of mind. Taking the time to learn some key terminology in your warranty will… > More
You may not realize it, but buying a new home requires learning a new language. Ok, maybe not a whole new language, but lots of terms that you… > More
The names of countless streets, monuments and institutions commemorate people who made a great impact in their own time, but over the years the memory of their deeds… > More