Imagine this scenario: You have a piece of land in the country and decide to finally build the small home you’ve been dreaming about for years. You hire… > 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 made your decision: you’re going to build a new house. It’s a big, exciting step and you can’t wait to have a customized home that’s all your… > More
Warranted or Not Warranted? Answer: Last week, we showed you a ceiling light fixture that contained dead bugs and asked you if you thought it was something that… > More
One of the greatest benefits of living in a condominium is the low maintenance lifestyle. No need to worry about such tasks as mowing the lawn, weeding the… > More
What do you think? Everybody knows that flying insects are attracted to light. They annoy us to no end as they buzz around and crash into our light… > More
Recently, the Globe and Mail mapped out the growth of Toronto’s condominium market since the 1960s. The article states that 50 years ago, house prices were rising steadily,… > More
Education requirements for new builders have arrived. So, what do aspiring Tarion builders want to know? In September 2016, Tarion introduced a new condition for anyone applying to… > More
Since we can no longer offer you a penny for your thoughts, how about some change instead? And by change, we mean proposed changes to Ontario’s new home… > More
Things to think about while you wait Here’s a story that puts all those other stories about Ontario’s hot housing market into perspective. It demonstrates how fierce the… > More
Welcome to our first episode of Tarion Talks. To launch this new podcast, we are featuring highlights from our recent Annual Public Meeting (or APM), held via live… > More