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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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  • Wooden toy house with time with hourglass
    April 25, 2019
    Don't leave your 30-Day Form to the 11th hour!
  • Back of couple's heads relaxing on a couch
    April 1, 2019
    Buying a new home? Here’s what you need to know about the warranty
  • One hand giving keys to another outstretched hand in front of a house
    March 21, 2019
    Four helpful tips when buying a resale home
  • House Frame
    March 7, 2019
    Tarion Talks: Episode 11, Delays
  • Construction workers discussing blueprints with cardboard mini house cutout in foreground
    February 14, 2019
    A renovation for Ontario’s Construction Performance Guidelines
  • Snow on rooftop of a house with Tarion's yellow triple bars
    January 31, 2019
    Don’t forget, winter home maintenance includes your roof!
  • An opened drawer with Tarion triple stripes within the drawer
    January 17, 2019
    The holey drawer: The results
  • An opened drawer with Tarion triple stripes within the drawer
    January 10, 2019
    The holey drawer: Warranted or not warranted?
  • Inter shot of candles on a windowsill with snow falling
    December 13, 2018
    A merry reminder from Tarion: Holiday hours and emergency procedures
  • Edge of a pool with a metal railing
    December 4, 2018
    Tarion Talks: Episode 10, Understanding Your Common Elements
  • Split screen of a kitchen half drawn and half in photo
    November 22, 2018
    How the Home Explorer tool can help you learn about your new home
  • Door Opening
    November 14, 2018
    How often should you test your home for radon?