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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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  • 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.
  • Finished basement
    November 10, 2021
    Eight quick facts about radon
  • Construction worker outside residential construction site
    September 16, 2021
    A user’s guide to buying a pre-construction home during a pandemic
  • Photo of a Condo living room
    August 26, 2021
    Even if your home isn't brand new, it may still have a new home warranty
  • Tablet being held up in washroom
    July 22, 2021
    A Guide to Tarion’s Virtual Home Inspections
  • Toy house on top of paperwork with calculator
    April 15, 2021
    Essential tools for new home buyers
  • Kitchen with stove front
    March 4, 2021
    Three new (and better) ways to learn about your warranty
  • Toy home on tabletop with keys
    October 15, 2020
    Tips on Buying a Pre-Construction Home in Ontario
  • Paper cut out of a house with three hearts
    January 23, 2020
    Three things owners of a resale "new" home should know
  • Opened window
    November 7, 2019
    Four things every homeowner should know about radon