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Raymond Wand
01-12-2009, 08:05 AM
Think you’re safe from problems when you buy a new home? Think again

CBC and Marketplace Investigates with Mike Holmes.
Friday Jan.9/09

New Home Nightmares | CBC News: Marketplace (http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2009/new_home_nightmares/main.html)

Markus Keller
01-12-2009, 10:38 AM
Imagine my utter lack of surprise.
Nice link Raymond

Ted Menelly
01-12-2009, 10:59 AM
Tarion heads, the city officials involved and most of all the builder should be jailed.

The suffering of these home owners can not have a price tag put on it.

Where are the lawyers that should be jumping thru hoops to get involved.

Raymond Wand
01-12-2009, 11:20 AM
Given that the town has E&O insurance and hopefully the builder its easy to guess who the lawyers will chase. In my opinion the town was 95% negligent. After all they are a public authority enacted by legislation to protect the public and ensure the public will be protected from blatant negligence.

As for the new home warranty program Tarion the board is stacked with builders and its a well known fact that homeowners with issues might as well pee into the wind.

Raymond Wand
01-12-2009, 11:32 AM
The former president of Tarion (Aubrey LeBlanc) has been retained by our association as CEO to lobby on behalf of our home inspection association. Strangely the former president over saw the same incompetence and indifference towards the new home buying public.


When dream homes turn into nightmares
Broadcast: January 18, 2000 | Producer: Ines Colabrese; Researcher: Jenny Wells
CBC Marketplace: New Home Nightmares (http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/home/newhomes/index.html)

Nothing has changed between Jan. 18, 2000 and Jan. 9, 2009!