You’ve scrimped and saved – even cutting back on your daily coffee habit – to be able to put away enough for a newly built home. This hard-earned… > 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 may not be your home’s first owner, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have warranty coverage. In Ontario, the statutory warranty on a new home lasts for… > More
What you need to know about radon If you have water leaking into your basement, eventually you’re going see the signs – dampness, mould or even floor or… > More
Putting the conciliation fee into perspective As a new home owner, you’ve done everything right. You signed up for Tarion’s online portal, MyHome, when you got the keys… > More
You’ve been looking at floorplans and picking out finishes, but when it comes to buying your new condominium unit, what you really want to know is when you… > More
For the most part, home buyers bring on a realtor when they are looking to find a new home. But connecting with a real estate lawyer before the… > More
Here’s a story we don’t like to hear, but find it important to tell. Recently, there was news coverage about a group of new condo owners in Winnipeg who… > More
You’ve created inspiration boards and saved pages from home decor magazines for years. You’ve worked hard and saved up for a down payment. And, finally, it’s time to… > More
Earning your driver’s licence, having your first child or starting a new job – they all require you to learn lots of new things. Becoming a homeowner is… > More
You’re ready to buy a newly built home and you’ve narrowed down your choices to a select few communities that are just right for you. The next decision… > More