The Advantages of Buying New

Buying a home is all about making decisions. Those decisions can be exciting, but they can also be tough - especially when it comes to deciding between an older home or a newer one.

The warranty coverage provided by your builder (and backstopped by Tarion) is just one of the benefits of choosing a new house or condominium. To highlight some other advantages, we asked a few of our Tarion staff to weigh in:

Click here to read our blog post on The Open Door, or scroll down for links to each video in the series.

1: Best in Class Warranty

One of the biggest advantages for choosing to buy a newly built house or condo is the new home warranty, which lasts for a total of seven years and provides up to $300,000 in coverage. Watch this to learn more.

2: Registered Builders vs. DIY

Buying new means that your home is built by a licensed builder and covered by a comprehensive set of warranties. Watch this to learn more.

3: The Latest Tech

Modern techniques and technology are bringing new advancements to homes that result in greater efficiency, comfort, and durability. Watch this to learn more.

4: Emergency Assistance

Buying new comes with the comfort of knowing that you’re protected against emergency situations that are within your builder’s control. Watch this to learn more.

5: Customized Finishings

A new home gives you the freedom to make it your very own by customizing the finishings to your tastes, and the reassurance that the selections you make are protected.  Watch this to learn more.

6: Radon Gas Protection

A new home comes with seven years of coverage against excessive levels of radon, an invisible and odourless gas that can be harmful to your health. Watch this to learn more.

7: Condominium Common Elements

Newly built condominiums not only come with individual unit warranties, but also warranties on shared areas like pools, gyms, and lounges.  Watch this to learn more.