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Condo Buying: Brush Up on the Basics

Information provided by Kathleen Waters of TitlePLUSNo matter if you're a seasoned homebuyer or a first-timer, you need to know about the many unique aspects of purchasing a condominium before you buy one. A good first step is to familiarize yourself

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Closing Costs: What You Need to Know

One often misunderstood concern when buying a new home involves closing costs. While incredibly important, your closing costs are something that can be easily understood and managed. Those who neglect to consider their closing costs however are bound for

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TARION: Get to Know Your New Home Warranty

By TarionIf you’re thinking about buying a new home, you’ll soon be introduced to a whole new vocabulary – agreements of purchase and sale, addendums, and Tarion.  If you aren’t already familiar with Tarion, you’ll want to be.  Tarion is the regulator of

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TARION: The Downside of Side Agreements

By Tarion:If it’s not included in your Agreement of Purchase and Sale, it’s not covered by TarionWhen purchasing a new home or condominium, it isn’t unusual for a homebuyer to negotiate a “side agreement” with a builder. This is when builder offers

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VIDEO: A Tarion Inspection in Your Home

Welcome to another instalment of Tarion’s online education program, a series of videos and guides designed to provide valuable information about your new home warranty. This week, we are featuring Tarion’s video “Your Inspection: Tarion, Your Builder and

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Tarion: Condo Warranties Come with Unique Coverage

By TarionCondominiums have quickly become a popular solution to the GTA’s growing urban population.   The condo lifestyle provides the convenience of living near where you work and relax, and can include impressive amenities like pools, fitness

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TARION: Home Buying 101

By TarionYou’ve researched your builder, visited the model and found the right home for you. What comes next? Buying a new home is an exciting time, but can also be overwhelming if you’re unfamiliar with the new home buying process and terminology. So

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TARION: Be Fully Informed About Your New Home Warranty

By TarionOne of the many advantages of buying a new home -- aside from the benefits of being able to pick and choose the appliances and finishes to suit your taste -- is the fact that all new homes in Ontario come with a statutory warranty.In fact,

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VIDEO: Warranty Forms - Guidelines and Timelines

Congratulations! You’re a new home owner. So now you may need to get started on filling out your statutory warranty forms.In order to ensure that damages are resolved, it is important to be thorough and submit these forms within the timelines allotted.

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Genworth Canada and Habitat for Humanity Inspire Children to Make a Difference

By Penny MunozAlready having raised $570,000 for Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) over the course of seven years, The Meaning of Home contest is asking participating students across Canada in grades 4, 5 and 6 to define ‘home’.Sponsored by Genworth Canada,

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