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Rear Lane Townhome, The Huron ‘Urban Heritage’, 1,597 Sq.Ft., $534,990. Includes: 3 Stainless Steel Appliances and $10,000 at Décor.

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NOV 24 - DEC 8, 2018 | VOLUME 18 ISSUE 22

CONTENTS

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Jacky Hill Jacky.Hill@nexthome.ca EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Susan Legge Susan.Legge@nexthome.ca ART DIRECTOR

Tammy Leung EDITOR

Marlene Eisner CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

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Petrie’s Landing: Active riverfront living in Orléans on rapid transit

SPOTLIGHT ON CONDOS

TRENDING

Your guide to new condo communities in the Gatineau and Greater Ottawa Area

16 Market Survey

ADVICE

C3 Home Smarts

Who do you have on your homebuying team? BY MARNIE BENNETT

18 Keehn on Money

Know the hidden costs of homeownership BY KELLEY KEEHN

26 Tarion Report

Does your warranty cover extreme weather damage? BY HOWARD BOGACH

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Ottawa: One of the most affordable places to live in Ontario

19 GOHBA Awards

eQ Homes honoured at GOHBA awards gala

INSPIRATIONS

C2 Marketplace

Holiday gift ideas with self-care in mind

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10 Editor’s Note 22 Hot Properties 24 Advertisers’ Index

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BE PREPARED KNOW THE COSTS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP You’ve done the rounds, looked at many new developments, studied floorplans, toured neighbourhoods, crunched the numbers and finally found that perfect new home. But before you jump in and fully commit, consider this: Are there any ‘hidden’ costs you haven’t thought about that may affect your bottom line? Owning a new house sometimes means sacrificing a bit of your lifestyle in order to afford paying the mortgage and upkeep. And that’s okay. You’ve just bought a great home you will live in for a long time, a super investment both personally and financially. But if you don’t properly calculate the real costs before you sign a contract, you may discover the money you saved for the down payment is not all you will need. In this issue of NextHome +Condo Guide, columnist Kelley Keehn addresses some of the upfront costs of homeownership, like property transfer taxes, real estate commissions, insurance, moving expenses and legal fees. Take a look on page 18 and see what she has to say; that way, you can enter into your first new-home contract with eyes wide open, ready to enjoy the fabulous feeling of being a homeowner.

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Visit valecraft.com to sign up for the latest news and releases, or visit our sales centre. SALES CENTRE 195 Meandering Brook Dr. (613) 421-8142

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ADVICE | HOME SMARTS

ASSEMBLING YOUR

HOME-BUYING TEAM MARNIE BENNETT

cookies. But, in matters of love, the heart rules the head. That’s why, when it comes to buying a home, it pays to have professionals do some of the thinking for you. To receive a FREE copy of a new special report titled “Homebuyers: How to Save Thousands of Dollars When You Buy,” email sales@bennettpros.com Marnie Bennett is a Broker and CEO of Bennett Property Shop Realty, a full premium service real estate brokerage specializing in marketing and selling new and resale homes, condominiums and investment real estate. Marnie is the host of the weekly radio show “The Bennett Real Estate and Wealth Show” every Saturday at 1 p.m. on 580 CFRA. bennettpros.com

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better than anyone else, and can provide terrific insights on neighbourhoods, investment values and negotiating with a builder. Best of all, there’s no cost associated with hiring a realtor to purchase a home. • Real Estate Lawyer: This is an absolute must. A good lawyer will walk you through the paperwork, explain fees and protect you from real estate fraud. • Home Inspector: Because new homes in Ontario are covered under the Tarion Warranty, and because a pre-delivery inspection with the builder is part of the new-home buying process, many purchasers of new homes choose not to hire a home inspector. However, I often encourage my clients to spend the few hundred dollars it costs to ensure that their new home has been built to code. Most homebuyers are smart

SPOTLIGHT ON

Most of you would agree that meeting the love of your life is a monumental event. From observing my clients over the last 30 years, I’d argue that falling in love with a home runs a close second. Walking into a new home or model and feeling your pulse quicken is a magical sensation. When you feel a strong personal connection with a certain place, you won’t sleep until it’s yours. It may seem strange that such a personal experience involves working with so many other people. But when you’re making the biggest financial investment of your life, it’s always wise to depend on the advice and expertise of professionals. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may consider consulting with the following: • Mortgage Specialist: Ideally, you will have met with a mortgage broker or mortgage specialist from your bank or lending institution prior to beginning your home hunt. Understanding how much money you have to work with is an excellent first step to narrowing your search, and obtaining a preapproved mortgage can save both time and grief in the long run. • Realtor: While it’s possible to purchase a new home without the assistance of a realtor, there are several benefits – and no drawbacks – to having a real estate professional in your court. Realtors understand the market

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of impeccably designed suites Find your new home in the heart of Little Italy where stunning views of Dow’s Lake are available from $336,000.

www.claridgeicon.com 485 Preston Street, Ottawa 613.695.1441

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OTTAWA ONE OF THE LEAST EXPENSIVE PLACES TO LIVE IN ONTARIO

It’s good news for potential homeowners in Ottawa. A nationwide study conducted recently by CENTURY 21 Canada revealed Ottawa is one of the least expensive cities to live in Ontario, with the price per sq. ft. (PPSF) of a condo at $442. By comparison, the price per sq. ft. (PPSF) of a condo in downtown Toronto rose more than 10 per cent in the last year to $903 from $819 last year, making it Canada’s second most expensive city for homes after Metro Vancouver. Toronto continues to top Ontario home prices, while prices rose and fell turbulently in GTA suburbs and other communities in the province. 16  NextHome+CondoGuide  |  Nov. 24–Dec. 8, 2018

“It has been an unpredictable year in Ontario housing prices, with the price per sq. ft. rising and falling from community to community and even suburb to suburb,” says Brian Rushton, executive vice-president of CENTURY 21 Canada. “Much like in Canada’s other major centres, prices fall rapidly once you are outside the downtown core of Toronto, and homes in those communities remain relatively affordable. Even with an increase of almost five per cent, Ottawa remains one of the least expensive places to live in Ontario.” Meanwhile, the PPSF for a detached home in Ottawa rose to $225 from $215 last year, the PPSF for a detached house in Markham and Richmond Hill each fell 24 per cent to $449 and $445 respectively, and condos in Peterborough rose to $255. House prices in Guelph were more stable, rising 4.5 per cent to $380 PPSF for a detached house. CENTURY 21 Canada’s annual survey of data on the price per sq. ft. (PPSF) of properties gathers and compares sales data from its franchises across Canada from Jan. 1 to June 30 of each year. By looking at the price per sq. ft. at the same time each year, the firm is able to get a good idea of how prices have changed over time for similar properties. This year’s survey looks back 20 years in some markets to 1998 prices, as well as comparing 2017 prices with this year’s results.


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FIRST TIME GETTING INTO

HOMEOWNERSHIP? UNDERSTAND THE HIDDEN COSTS

KELLEY KEEHN

Even with housing prices at record highs in many cities across Canada, the desire for homeownership is still strong. According to a recent survey by Ratehub.ca, 71 per cent of Canadians who don’t currently own would like to become a homeowner. And that stat is highest among Millennials, with 81 per cent (those who don’t currently own a home) desiring to become first-time buyers. Canadians are itching to buy soon, too. Twenty-nine per cent who want to purchase a home would like to do so within one year. But before you put your magazine down and start hitting open houses, Maili Wong, a certified financial planner and first vice-president with CIBC Wood Gundy would like you to fully understand the gravity of your decision. “Buying your first home can be one of the most significant financial decisions of your life,” says Wong. “Like any financial decision, you need to consider the pros and cons before you buy. Assess the upfront costs of buying a home: Property transfer taxes, real estate commissions, insurance, moving expenses and legal fees. Review the ongoing costs of maintaining the home: Mortgage payments, strata fees, utility and maintenance costs.” The homebuying process can be 18  NextHome+CondoGuide  |  Nov. 24–Dec. 8, 2018

challenging to navigate, especially for first-time homebuyers. James Laird, co-founder of Ratehub Inc. and president of CanWise Financial, wants you to know about the various closing costs that first-time buyers must factor into their purchase process. “Closing costs range from one to four per cent of the home price, depending on where the home is located. Land Transfer Tax is the most significant closing cost. For luxury homebuyers, this amounts to more than $100,000 in major Canadian cities.” Don’t forget the legal fees either. Laird warns: “Buyers can also expect to incur a minimum of $1,500 in legal fees. A lawyer can also help buyers secure Title Insurance, which is usually a lender requirement. Title Insurance protects against losses in the event of a property ownership dispute

and costs between $300 - $1,000.” Remember the home inspection, too. Laird says, “It’s a non-mandatory, but recommended service that buyers can contract as a condition of their Offer to Purchase. A home inspection is performed before a mortgage closes and helps ensure that the property is fit for purchase. Home inspections cost around $500.” Kelley Keehn is a financial literacy advocate who has been on a mission to “make Canadians feel good about money.” She is the author of eight published books and is also a speaker, media personality and consumer advocate for the Financial Planning Standards Council. You can learn more about Kelley at kelleykeehn.com

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EQ HOMES TAKES HOME TOP HONOURS AT GOHBA AWARDS GALA

eQ Homes captured three awards at the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association’s (GOHBA) Awards gala. Pictured from left to right: Josh Kardish, vice-president, eQ Homes; Dave Wallace, CEO, Regional Group; Bryan Yorke, marketing manager, Regional Group; Logan Davidson, design draftsperson, eQ Homes; Jonathan Vandermeer, architectural technologist, eQ Homes; Peter Jury, director of construction, eQ Homes; Ron Ingram, construction manager, eQ Homes; Marc Lalonde, architectural manager, eQ Homes; Rebecca VanderMeulen, design studio manager, eQ Homes

In a night filled with distinctive honours, eQ Homes solidified its reputation as one of Ontario’s leading real estate companies, taking home three prestigious awards at the 35th Annual Housing Design Awards gala. With more than 500 people in attendance, eQ Homes was honoured with the coveted Special Achievement Award: Production Builder of the Year, as well as the Production Home Award: Attached (2,000 sq. ft. or less) for The Atticus, and the New Community (Planned) Award for Greystone Village. The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association’s (GOHBA) Awards gala is a celebration of the industry’s successes in innovation, quality of design and construction. Since 1951, GOHBA has been the voice

of the building, land development and professional renovation industry in the Greater Ottawa area, with more than 350 members. “eQ Homes is proud and honoured to receive such recognition,” says Josh Kardish, VP of eQ Homes. “As a company, we’re dedicated to cultivating creativity by challenging the status quo and encouraging innovation. Receiving these awards is a sign that we’re meeting and exceeding those goals.” Building superior, energy-efficient communities of the highest quality, eQ Homes is responsible for an impressive series of award-winning residential communities throughout the Greater Ottawa area, creating communities in which to live, work and play. nexthome.ca  19


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PETRIE’S LANDING ACTIVE RIVERFRONT LIVING IN ORLEANS ON RAPID TRANSIT Is your life going by in a blur as you rush from work to appointments, home to sleep and back to work again with no time for recreation or relaxation? Having a healthy, balanced life is a goal we all strive for, and where we live is a major factor. Imagine living in a home that was intentionally built to lend balance, connection and vitality to your life, with fast access to nature and the city so you can slow down and savour everyday life instead of running from one thing to the next. Brigil’s new highrise condominium properties at Petrie’s Landing are just that, a truly integrated, active community in a spectacular, transitoriented location in Orléans. 20  NextHome+CondoGuide  |  Nov. 24–Dec. 8, 2018

With tower II now complete and tower III in pre-sales, this development right next to the Ottawa River and the future Trim LRT station is attracting young families, empty-nesters and young professionals alike who are looking to simplify and enhance their lives. If you’re tired of looking after a home, lawn and garden, moving to a maintenance-free new condo built to last with timeless, high-


quality materials will have you spending more time relaxing with friends and family and out on the trails. And when it’s time for a ski, run, swim or bike, Petrie’s Landing gives you unparalleled access to the Ottawa River and Petrie Island paths and beaches. By sponsoring annual cross-country trail grooming through Ski Heritage East, Brigil is making sure Petrie’s residents will always be able to

enjoy outdoor activities yearround in a peaceful, restorative environment. Want to go car-free or spend less time in traffic? You’re on major travel routes both in and out of town for weekend getaways. And by 2022, you’ll have next-door access to rapid transit to bring you downtown in minutes.

Or skip the trip and relax at home. Petrie’s Landing has all the comforts and amenities of a hotel: A gym, salon, spa, shopping, entertainment and dining. A lively resort-style rooftop pool and lounge makes you feel like you’re downtown without actually going there. Petrie’s Landing also gives you that small-town feel, fostering a real community through a built environment designed to enhance interaction and connection among diverse generations. Because when we’re better connected, we’re happier. And when you want to enjoy private, quiet family time, retire to your comfortable modern oneor two-bedroom living space with the latest home innovations and security, and watch the sun go down over the Gatineau hills. Guiding Brigil’s new projects is its “Apogee” philosophy: That it’s never too early – or too late – to improve your quality of life. An apogee is the height of achievement, and living at Petrie’s Landing helps you reach that summit. You’re free and inspired to pursue your profession and your passions without getting sidetracked by the timeconsuming minutiae of life. At Brigil’s Apogee properties, life unfolds at the pace you set. Petrie’s is part of a community forming around a rapid transit hub, including office and commercial development that in the future will allow many residents to work close to home. For now, the community continues to grow and units are selling quickly. Tower II is 80 per cent sold based on December 2018 occupancy. Tower III is 90 per cent sold with occupancy set for fall 2019.

Find out more at brigil.com/apogee or call 613.824.4059 to make an appointment to see Petrie’s Landing today. nexthome.ca  21


HOT PROPERTIES

FIND YOUR NEXT HOME This page features the latest properties to keep your eye on in the Eastern Ontario area.

PLACE ST. THOMAS BY VALECRAFT

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By: Minto City: Orleans Housing type: Singles, townhomes, condominiums Contact: 613.834.6400 mintoavalon.com

By: Valecraft Homes City: Ottawa South Housing type: Townhomes, lowrise condos Contact: 613.421.8142 valecraft.com

By: Caivan Communities City: Richmond Village Housing type: Singles, townhomes Contact: caivan.com

BLACKSTONE By: Cardel Homes City: Kanata Housing type: Singles and Towns Contact: 613.836.9521 cardelhomes.com

DIAMONDVIEW By: Phoenix Homes City: Carp Housing type: Singles Contact: 613.461.0277 phoenixhomes.ca

EDENWYLDE By: Cardel City: Stittsville Housing type: Singles, Townhomes Contact: 613.435.5704 Cardelhomes.com

CREEKSIDE By: Cardel Homes City: Richmond Housing type: Singles Contact: 613.854.3424 cardelhomes.com 22  NextHome+CondoGuide  |  Nov. 24–Dec. 8, 2018

By: eQ Homes City: Old Ottawa East Housing type: Singles, condo, townhomes Contact: 613.569.3043 greystonevillage.ca

HARMONY

CARLETON CROSSING By: Brigil City: Stittsville Housing type: Singles Contact: 613.257.4079 brigil.com

GREYSTONE

By: Minto City: Barrhaven Housing type: Singles, townhomes, condominiums Contact: 613.789.7977 mintoharmony.com

ICON FELTON COURT By: Phoenix Homes City: Barrhaven Housing type: Townhomes Contact: phoenixhomes.ca

By: Claridge Homes City: Ottawa Housing type: Condominiums Contact: 613.695.1441 claridgeicon.com


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MAHOGANY By: Minto City: Manotick Housing type: Singles, bungalow towns Contact: 613.788.2776 mintomahogany.com

MILLER’S CROSSING By: Cardel Homes City: Carleton Place Housing type: Singles, townhomes Contact: 613.253.1959 cardelhomes.com

ON HALF MOON BAY By: Mattamy City: Barrhaven Housing type: Singles, townhomes Contact: 613.825.7932 mattamyhomes.com

ORLÉANS VILLAGE By: Caivan Communities City: Orléans Housing type: Singles, townhomes

PLACE ST. THOMAS By: Valecraft Homes City: Embrun Housing type: Single-family homes, bungalows Contact: 613.370.0288 valecraft.com Contact: caivan.com

RATHWELL LANDING By: Valecraft Homes City: Stittsville

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Housing type: Singles, bungalows, townhomes Contact: 613.435.8141 valecraft.com

ST. CHARLES MARKET By: Modbox City: Beechwood Village, Ottawa Housing type: Boutique condominiums Contact: 613.301.7782 stcharlesmarket.ca

STIRLING PARK By: Claridge Homes City: Nepean Housing type: Condominiums Contact: claridgestirlingpark.com

SUMMERHILL VILLAGE By: Claridge Homes City: Ottawa South Housing type: Condominiums Contact: claridgehomes.com

SUNDANCE By: Claridge Homes City: Ottawa Housing type: Singles Contact: 613.425.1332 claridgehomes.com

THE BOWERY CONDOS & LOFTS By: Richcraft City: Centretown Housing type: Condominiums Contact: 613.695.7577 thebowerycondos.ca

THE CORNERS ON MAIN By: Domicile City: Ottawa Housing type: Condominiums Contact: 613.806.6246 cornersonmain.ca

THE GRID LOFTS By: Modbox City: Ottawa Housing type: Lofts Contact: 613.301.7782 thegridlofts.ca

WATERRIDGE VILLAGE By: Mattamy City: Rockcliffe Housing type: Townhomes Contact: 613.421.7127 mattamyhomes.com

TALL SHIPS LANDING By: The Fuller Group City: Brockville Housing type: Condominiums Contact: 613.498.7245 tallshipslanding@fuller.ca tallshipslanding.com

BUILDERS: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE YOUR PREVIEW REGISTRATION, NEW RELEASE OR SITE OPENING IN THIS FEATURE, JUST EMAIL THE DETAILS TO SARAH.KHAN@NEXTHOME.CA

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Prices

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

Page

WEST Almonte

Phoenix Homes

White Tail Ridge

Carleton Place

Brigil

Carleton Crossing

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Carp

Phoenix Homes

Diamondview Estates

Hunt Club

Claridge Homes

Hunt Club Flats

Kanata

Claridge Homes

Bridlewood Trails

Kanata

Cardel Homes

Kanata

From $390's

12, 13

From $259's

15

From $400's

12, 13

From $348,900

6, 7

From $426,900

6, 7

Miller's Crossing

From $310's

Phoenix Homes

Fernbank

Kanata

Phoenix Homes

Terra Flats

Kanata

Cardel Homes

Blackstone

Kanata

Metric Homes

Fox Run

Kanata

Metric Homes

Richomond Stittsville

• •

11

From $390's

12, 13

From $200's

12, 13

Inquire

11

From Low $500’s

IBC

Trailview

From Low $400’s

IBC

Cardel Homes

Creekside

From $500's

11

Cardel Homes

EdenWylde

From $380's

11

Barrhaven

Minto

Riversbend

Inquire

2, 3

Barrhaven

Phoenix Homes

Felton Court

From $270's

12, 13

Barrhaven

Phoenix Homes

Strandherd Meadows

Inquire

12, 13

Greely

Phoenix Homes

Shadow Ridge

• • •

From $300's

12, 13

Ottawa South

Claridge Homes

Summerhill Village

From $377,900

6, 7

Ottawa South

Phoenix Homes

Pathways

• •

From $400's

12, 13

Findlay Creek

Claridge Homes

Sundance

From $557,900

6, 7

Nepean

Mattamy Homes

Blackstone South

From $234,990

BC

Navan

Claridge Homes

Spring Valley Trails

From $482,800

6, 7

Embrun

Valecraft

Place St. Thomas

Inquire

14

Clarence-Rockland

EQ Homes

Clarence Crosing

From $200's

19

Ottawa East

EQ Homes

Greystone Village

Inquire

19

Ottawa East

Caivan

Barhaven Conservancy

From High 400's

9

SOUTH

EAST

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Ottawa East

Claridge Homes

Wateridge Village

Orléans

Phoenix Homes

Halo Flats

Gatineau

Brigil

Plateau Du Parc

Nepean

Mattamy Homes

Abbottsville Crossing

Brockville

The Fuller Group

Downtown

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Site Name

Prices

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From $613,400

6, 7

From $200's

12, 13

From $360's

15

From $373,990

4, 5

Tall Ships Landing

Inquire

C6

Claridge Homes

Icon

From $336,000

C4, C5

Downtown

Claridge Homes

Tribeca

From $465,000

C4, C5

Downtown

Domicle

The Corners on Main

Inquire

C7

Downtown

Richcraft

The Bowery

From $200,000

C8

Gatineau

Brigil

Domaine Du Vieux-Port

From $260's

15

Gatineau

Brigil

Horizon

Inquire

15

Gatineau

Brigil

Jardins McConnell

Inquire

15

Orléans

Brigil

Petrie's Landing

From $199's

15

Ottawa Central

Brigil

Kanata Lakes

Inquire

15

Ottawa Central

Claridge Homes

Claridge Plaza

From $319,000

C4, C5

Ottawa Central

Claridge Homes

Fusion

From $585,000

C4, C5

Ottawa Central

Claridge Homes

Waterstreet

From $339,000

C4, C5

Ottawa East

Minto

Harmony

From $245,900

2,3

West Nepean

Claridge Homes

Stirling Park

From $289,000

C4, C5

NORTH

CONDO

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ADVICE | TARION REPORT

ACTS OF GOD HOWARD BOGACH

As Canadians, we spend a lot of time talking about the weather. This year’s wild weather has certainly given us lots to talk about – and the winter promises a steady supply of conversation starters. For Ontario alone, the Farmer’s Almanac is forecasting “wide swings in the weather pendulum” and “occasional spells of tempestuous conditions.” When extreme weather happens, Tarion will often receive calls from homeowners asking whether storm-related damage is covered under the warranty plan. New homes that are designed and built to Ontario Building

Code standards are expected to withstand Ontario’s normal weather conditions, like ice, snow, high winds and heavy rains. Under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, however, warranties do not apply to damage resulting from an “act of God”. An act of God is a natural event that is unexpected and unavoidable and causes damage that is beyond the control of the builder. A high wind, for example, is not an act of God unless it is of such exceptional strength that no builder in Ontario could be reasonably expected to anticipate its force. This means that the act of God exclusion only applies to extraordinary occurrences or conditions of nature that could not have been reasonably foreseen or guarded against. Examples include

tornadoes, earthquakes and extreme winds. So, if you’re a new-home owner whose home has been damaged by an ice storm, heavy snowfall or high wind, what do you do? You should contact your builder who in turn should inspect the damage to determine if warranty coverage applies. If it’s not covered, you may be able to make a claim for it under your home insurance. If a homeowner reports damage after a weather event and the builder believes the act of God exclusion applies, the onus is on the builder to prove it. For example, if roof shingles on a newly built home fly off on a windy day, the builder is required to replace the shingles unless the builder can prove the shingles were installed properly and became detached only because there was an extraordinary wind. As we contend with Mother Nature’s extremes, what constitutes ‘normal’ Ontario weather may change and so may the requirements for building homes to withstand it. In the meantime, if you have questions about your warranty coverage or the act of God exclusions, you can contact Tarion at 1-877-9TARION or email customerservice@tarion.com Howard Bogach is president and CEO of Tarion Warranty Corp For more information, visit tarion.com or find on Facebook at facebook.com/ TarionWarrantyCorp.

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Eastern Ontario NextHome+CondoGuide Nov. 24 - Dec. 8, 2018  

A NextHome Publication

Eastern Ontario NextHome+CondoGuide Nov. 24 - Dec. 8, 2018  

A NextHome Publication