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Urban or rural, your new home is covered

Thursday Apr 29th, 2021

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The pandemic has changed many things in our lives, including where we choose to live. Many of us who see working remotely as our future have decided to look farther afield for a place to call home. As long as you stay in Ontario and buy a new build, there’s an extremely good chance your home will come with a mandatory warranty provided by your builder and backed by Tarion, the regulatory agency that administers new home warranties. Here’s a quick breakdown of how... [read more]

Yes, even resale homes can come with a warranty

Sunday Sep 6th, 2020

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Are you looking to buy – or have you just bought – a resale house or condominium unit that is less than seven years old? If so, there’s a very good chance you still have some warranty coverage. That’s because the standard warranty on new homes in Ontario stays with every home even after it’s sold by the original owner.  Knowing how much coverage you have and how the warranty works will come in handy if you notice any issues. Read on for answers to... [read more]

How to research the warranty status on a home under 7 years-old

Thursday Jan 26th, 2017

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Buying a newly built home that is under warranty doesn't necessarily mean you have purchased directly from a builder. To fully understand your rights, here's some background. Almost all new homes built in Ontario come with a warranty that is provided by the builder, and backed by Tarion. The warranties last for the first seven years of a new home, and cover defects in workmanship, violations of the Ontario Building Code, and major structural damage. This warranty stays with... [read more]

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