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Whether you own a new home or condo, are considering buying one, or just love to dream about it, the Open Door blog is here to share stories that can help you protect what is likely the biggest investment of your life.

The Open Door blog is published by Tarion, a non-profit corporation that administers Ontario’s New Home Warranty Plan and registers all new home builders in Ontario. Click here to learn more about us.


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  • Holiday scene
    December 1, 2022
    A Merry Reminder from Tarion: Holiday Hours & Emergency Procedures
  • Sticky notes on wall of radon symbol
    November 3, 2022
    5 common questions about radon testing
  • living room flooded
    October 13, 2022
    How your home warranty protects you in emergencies
  • Inspector inspecting foundation of condo
    September 13, 2022
    What every new condo board member needs to know about the Performance Audit
  • Piggy bank next to a wooden toy house
    August 25, 2022
    Deposit protection takes stress out of buying new homes 
  • House outline with lightbulb in centre
    July 14, 2022
    5 things you may not know about the New Home Ombuds office
  • Toy home and blocks with question marks
    June 28, 2022
    What's the difference between a home warranty and home insurance?
  • Blog_Pre-Construction-Home-Understand-Paperwork
    June 2, 2022
    Buying a pre-construction home? Understand the paperwork.
  • Rocking chairs on a covered porch
    May 5, 2022
    Urban or rural, your new home comes with a builder’s warranty
  • Hands holding clipboard with a checklist
    March 31, 2022
    A pre-delivery inspection is an important step in buying a new home. Here’s how to make the most of it.
  • Condo balcony
    February 24, 2022
    Questions often asked by condo buyers
  • Woman holding out hand blocking blocks from toppling
    January 27, 2022
    New independent mediation can help resolve warranty disputes