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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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The app you should download when looking for a new home
April 12, 2018
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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 with fixtures and finishes that make the space your own. You’ve always been able to picture the home of your dreams and now you get to bring that vision to life! Sometimes, however, bringing that dream home to life can be quite a daunting experience. There are so many things you need to consider. Where do you want to live? What kind of home is right for your lifestyle? How much do you want to spend? How do you choose the right builder? The list seems endless. Then come all the dates and appointments. How do you stay on track the right way?

 Tarion’s MyHome Planner is a free app that makes your home buying experience much easier. It helps you keep track of deadlines, milestones and provides some valuable information.

Fear not! We have the answer. Tarion’s MyHome Planner is a free app that makes your home buying experience much easier. It helps you keep track of deadlines, milestones and provides some valuable information. MyHome Planner helps you:

  • Search and find builders who are planning to build in certain municipalities across Ontario;
  • Keep track of important dates and approaching deadlines;
  • Stay informed by providing helpful tips on what’s coming next in the process; and
  • Stay prepared by guiding you through the home ownership journey and answering many of your questions.

MyHome Planner is your mobile advisor that can help you through the purchase process as you transition from homebuyer to homeowner.

Ready to dive into the market?

This is it! You have decided you are ready to start on this amazing journey. So where do you start? First step, download MyHome Planner from Google Play or the App Store.

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Here’s what you can expect to see:

  1. Tips for your first décor centre visit
  2. What to look out for during your Framing Walkthrough
  3. Helpful Pre-Delivery Inspection tips and a checklist
  4. Information to help you prepare for closing
  5. Helpful date reminders to keep you on track
  6. Information about Tarion and the new home warranty
  7. Helpful videos you can refer to during the process

You probably already have an idea of what you want and when you want it, but MyHome Planner can help make sure you get it. It’s a best friend, new home expert and personal assistant all rolled into one during the new home buying process. Buying a new home is a big decision and investment. MyHome Planner is here to help you navigate what can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. Visit Google Play or the App Store today and download MyHome Planner to help you on your journey.

The goal of this blog is to provide you with general information about the warranty process by sharing real experiences from new homeowners. The blog should not be relied upon as legal advice. For privacy reasons, we will not address or resolve current cases in a public forum, so any comments or questions that are posted on this site that describe individual cases cannot be discussed. If you have a question about your warranty or Tarion generally, we would be pleased to discuss your issue, in the context of your particular circumstances and in confidence. We exercise reasonable care to avoid offensive, illegal or defamatory content from being posted, as well as comments that are intended solely for self-promotion or considered to be spam.