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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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  • 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
  • Inter shot of candles on a windowsill with snow falling
    December 1, 2021
    A merry reminder from Tarion: Holiday hours and emergency procedures
  • Finished basement
    November 10, 2021
    Eight quick facts about radon
  • Photo of dining table inside a condo
    October 21, 2021
    A condo buyer's guide to interim occupancy
  • 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