With winter behind us and the weather warming up, we can finally say goodbye to heavy winter coats, snow boots, gloves and hats. Hello to spring fashion! When… > 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.
The Government of Ontario says energy-neutral net-zero homes are the future—literally. According to recent statements from the province, changes to the building code mandating net-zero compliance will come… > More
Thinking about buying a new home can be very exciting. And when it comes to a newly built home, you get to choose a model and customize it… > More
In the fall of 2017, the quest to purchase a first home was beginning to discourage Toronto residents Tim and Natalie Rose. Due to Tim’s cerebral palsy and… > More
Are you thinking of building a custom home? Or maybe a brand-new cottage you can escape to for some much-needed rest and relaxation? Hiring a builder to create… > More
The day is here! You finally get to take possession and move into your new home. You’re excited and relieved that the home buying process is over. After… > More
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
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