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May 22nd, 2024

Building Standards: Your Home’s Strong Foundation

When you are buying a new home, there are many details to consider. Rarely do you think about whether the structure itself is going to be sound – that is a given. Isn’t it?

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March 28th, 2024

How Licensing Protects Homeowners and Buyers

To build and sell new homes, builders in Ontario must be licensed by the HCRA – in fact, it’s the law. However, licensing is more than a legal requirement.

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March 4th, 2024

Decoding your Curiosity: The HCRA's most Sought-After Information by Consumers

In this edition of The Home Front, we’re looking at the most frequently searched terms about the HCRA. We’ve aggregated thousands of your searches to better understand what’s on your mind and how the HCRA can help.

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January 19th, 2024

Breaking Ground — and the Law: Unlicensed Homebuilding

In Ontario, anyone building or selling a new home is required to hold a valid licence with the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA).

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November 23rd, 2023

The Code of Ethics

The Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) doesn’t just license home builders and vendors in Ontario, we also regulate their conduct.

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September 18th, 2023

What is a New Home?

The Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) regulates and licenses the people and companies who build and sell new homes in Ontario. What do we mean by “new home”?

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July 20th, 2023

Critical Path: What To Do When Things Go Wrong

Ontario has high standards in the new home building sector, and homebuyers are right to expect builders to be professional and ethical.

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March 17th, 2023

Buyers Should Never Be Bullied

Buying a new home is one of the largest purchases anyone can make. New home buyers should feel comfortable and supported throughout the process.

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November 7th, 2022

Builders Must Honour Their Contracts

Since launching in February 2021, the HCRA has received several inquiries from concerned consumers on the topic of price escalations and project terminations.

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July 12th, 2022

Licence to Build New Homes – Without One it's Illegal in Ontario

You’ve probably heard the old saying that the three most important things in real estate are “location, location and location.” We’d like to add one more, of even higher importance: “Licence”.

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