Sunday, August 23, 2009

Online Education for New Home Buyers In Ontario

Online Education Available for New Home Buyers

(NC)-Tarion Warranty Corporation is now offering New Home Buyer Education Seminars online to help consumers understand the warranty that comes with newly built homes in Ontario. Tarion regulates Ontario's home building industry and ensures purchasers receive the statutory warranty coverage that builders are required to provide.

'Understanding Warranty Coverage' is the first in what will be a series of online topics designed to help purchasers better understand the warranty process and coverages. It provides a broad range of information on topics such as deposit and delayed closing protection, what is and is not covered under the work and materials warranties and how homeowners can go about making a warranty claim to their builder.

Originally offered at the company's Customer Centres in Toronto, Ottawa and London, the seminar was well-attended and received positive feedback from participants so, the next logical step was to offer the information more broadly to new home buyers across the province. Additional seminar topics will be added over time.

The seminar can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Topics are arranged in manner that allows viewers to quickly move through the presentation to the areas that are of most interest.

"Offering educational seminars online will allow us to reach homeowners across Ontario so they can better educate themselves about their warranty rights and responsibilities," said Tarion President and CEO Howard Bogach. "Understanding not only the warranty process, but also the roles that builders and Tarion play will help ensure a successful new home experience - and that is our goal."

Online Education Seminars will allow home buyers to:

• view the presentation in their own time, starting and pausing at their convenience;
• select specific topics relevant to their individual needs; and
• print out a copy of the presentation for reference.
In addition, relevant documents such as the Homeowner Information Package and the Construction Performance Guidelines are readily available in the resources section.
In order to ensure continual improvement Tarion encourages viewers to provide comments through the feedback section. To watch the Understanding Warranty Coverage seminar go to and select the link on the homepage.

To learn more about the mandatory new home warranty, visit

courtesy of: News Canada

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Lisa Tollis SRES.
Sales Representative
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Royal LePage State Realty, Brokerage.
Hamilton Ontario
Office: 905 574 4600
Toll Free: 1 877 574 4600

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