Best Home Inspector Training Programs

Home inspection training programs vary by state requirements but generally include both educational materials and field training to become a home inspector. They may include residential and commercial real estate inspector training or just residential training.

These programs generally train inspectors on how to generate comprehensive inspection reports, use home inspection software, and properly inspect the systems of a home. Continue reading to learn about what home inspector programs offer and which one is right for you.

American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT) was founded in 1993 as a way to provide more support and training in the home inspection services industry. It is an Mbition company and offers courses that meet state regulations, including online home study classes and live, hands-on home inspection courses.


“David Byrne’s American Utopia” The Ten Best Films of 2020

“American Utopia” shows what happens when two pop culture giants at the tops of their respective games finally collaborate, bringing a lifetime of experience to bear, and treating their shared love of live performance as a common language. The star, composer, and originator of “American Utopia” is David Byrne, who now holds the distinction of appearing in two of the greatest concert films ever made, the other being Jonathan Demme’s 1984 “Stop Making Sense.” The director is Spike Lee, whose output as a fiction filmmaker has been so formally innovative and politically engaged that people tend to forget that he’s every bit as assured when adapting stage productions (including “Freak,” “A Huey P. Newton Story,” “Passing Strange,” and “Rodney King”).

Generously mixing new songs, beloved back-catalog titles, and covers, Byrne and Lee’s movie is a celebration of community and personal connection, mirroring the structure of “Stop Making Sense” (which likewise starts with Byrne performing solo, then adds instrumentalists and backup singers until the stage is filled) while establishing its own, very-Spike-Lee aesthetic. Its themes and generous spirit inadvertently made it the perfect antidote to, or virtual escape from, the intense feelings of isolation that gripped people all over the world throughout the first year of the COVID pandemic.

But the sheer beauty of the music, choreography, and images give “American Utopia” a resonance that will outlast the historical moment that framed it. Shooting with multiple cameras (and working closely with cinematographer Ellen Kuras and the show’s original choreographer, Annie-B Parson), Lee makes sure that a simple, powerful, stand-alone-gorgeous image appears after every new cut, whether it’s close-up of a guitar being strummed; an overhead shot of performers moving in formation or playing possum on the stage floor; or a closeup of Byrne’s wondering face. This is the purest sort of filmmaking and the purest kind of art. (Matt Zoller Seitz)


Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

A sepia-toned love story, The First Avenger follows Steve Rogers’ transformation from scrawny to super, with the help of a special serum. Its historical setting means it’s quite different in tone to many of the other entries in the series, but maybe that’s a good thing – critics praised its depiction of the 1940s. Of all the films in the series, this perhaps feels the most coherent as a standalone flick. ดูหนังออนไลน์

Can a Garage Be Too Big? Apparently

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Among the most requested new home design items are oversize or three-car garages – with more space surrounding the cars. In fact, more than 20 percent of single-family homes built each year since 2013 have included three-car garages.

And according to Builder Magazine, “the newest symbol of status in home ownership is the size of the garage to fit the family’s SUVs.” With the shift to bigger/taller SUVs and pickups, today’s garages are being built or remodeled to make space for the larger vehicles and provide enough room for storage.

To fit the taller vehicles, the 7-foot-height overhead-door clearance has been changed to 8 feet – and some builders even go as high as 12 feet to accommodate loaded roof racks.
As vehicles become the version of adult toys, homeowners are making their garages wider, taller, and longer, and adding rooms to the back.


Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

Emperor’s New Groove  : The only thing this Disney movie shares with the original Hans Christian Andersen tale is that they both feature a cocky emperor. Otherwise, the Disney version couldn’t be more different. Set in Peru, the immature Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) gets turned into a llama by his advisor Yzma (Earth Kitt) after he fires her. With the help of Pacha (John Goodman), he is able to regain his throne and learns several lessons in kindness and humanity along the way. Yzma is hardly the most evil of Disney villains, but she and her minion Kronk are definitely two of the funniest.


Style Home Transforms Into a Zen Paradise

When designer Shanty Wijaya, of Allprace Properties, got to work on the midcentury home she was renovating in Los Angeles, she knew that she wanted to incorporate a mix of two of her favorite styles: Japanese and Scandinavian design aesthetics.

Using that exact combination, dubbed Japandi, she artfully worked the look into the entire space to completely transform the three-bedroom hillside home. “To me, each of these design influences support a healthy, meaningful lifestyle and reinforce a connectedness to nature,” she says. “From the zenlike tranquility of Japanese wabi-sabi to the minimalist, warm, and neutral elements of Scandinavian hygge, I wanted to create a fusion of cultures that was intentional, artful, and sustainable.”

Upon entering the home, you’re greeted with a natural, muted, and earthy color palette and a minimalistic, light-filled space. “Even though the color choices were mainly natural and muted, we mixed and used lots of different textures and materials to add the interest and complexity to the look,” says Shanty. In the kitchen, for example, there’s lots of plaster used, and throughout the space, you’ll see concrete, limestone, and ample amounts of reclaimed wood. For the designer, incorporating big windows and sliding doors to make the views and landscaping a major focal point in the house was also essential.

“We brought the outdoors inside by using potted hanging plants and greenery throughout the home’s interior,” says Shanty. Japanese garden plants and rocks as well as different types of bamboo, Japanese maples, bonsai, and pine trees are all present along with specially sourced rocks that mimic the look of a mountain.

Despite the fact that the home centers around a scaled-back sense of design, there are unique and one-of-a-kind details that make it feel fresh. For example, vintage, reclaimed, and handmade pieces rather than mass-produced furnishings are scattered throughout the home—such as the wooden chair in the living room and the raw wooden table in the dining area. A rough-hewn reclaimed French oak was refinished with a dark stain and used for the kitchen countertop. “Throughout the home, we utilized materials that can naturally patina over time,” says Shanty.


Oliver & Company (1988)

Oliver & Company

If you’ve ever wondered where the painfully “hip” DreamWorks Animation movies began, well, here’s a good place to start. Originally pitched by animator Pete Young in one of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s infamous “Gong Show”

pitch meetings where animators would throw out ideas and bad ideas would be “gonged” out of the room (the pitch was simply “Oliver Twist with dogs”), it sparked to Katzenberg’s desire to make a big budget movie out of Broadway standard Oliver! while at Paramount Pictures. Now he could do it! With dogs! While a modest hit at the box office, the movie is a creative disappointment (and many at Disney shared this opinion at the time). The grab bag of pop musicians and musical personalities wedged into the movie (among them: Billy Joel, Huey Lewis and Bette Midler, who was something of a Disney stalwart at the time) in a desperate bid for contemporary relevance made for a less cohesive vibe. It is worth noting that this is the first Disney animated feature to showcase the lyrical abilities of the legendary Howard Ashman, who along with Alan Menken would go on to become a key component of Disney’s renewed popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was also the first film to ditch actual paint; the movie was largely colored instead by the CAPS system that was developed with the help of a struggling computer firm in Northern California named Pixar. (The Rescuers Down Under would be the first film to utilize the process completely.) While these are interesting asides they add nothing to the actual enjoyment of the film, which feels lame and disjointed.


The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2021

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Already over 2020? Well here are top anticipated movies coming out in 2021. With several sequels and reboots to choose from such as John Wick: Chapter Four, the fifth film in the Indiana Jones franchise, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Suicide Squad, and many more, there are a lot of 2021 films to look forward to. No matter what genre you’re into, there are 2021 movies on this list for you, if you like musical comedies be sure to check out Sing 2. There’s also a new Jordan Peele and Michael Keegan Key film due in 2021 called Wendell and the Wild which is an animated horror feature. It’s time to get pumped for 2021 movies and vote up the most you can’t wait to see.

But which ones have you the most excited? That’s what we want to know and you can tell us with your votes! Vote up the upcoming 2021 films that have you hyped up and vote down any you think you’ll skip.

The Matrix 4
Black Adam
Sherlock Holmes 3
The Suicide Squad
Black Widow


(principles) Ecological architecture

Ecological building

The philosophy of sustainable development applied to architecture focuses on the design and construction of environment-friendly buildings. By extension, once the building has been completed, it also focuses on the health and well-being of the users, as well as the quality of life of neighboring communities.

The ecological architecture strives to implement clean technologies, minimize environmental impact, reduce energy consumption, improve building management and health of users sustainable development

The choice of natural materials, the integration in the site and the environment, the internal layout of the different rooms according to natural energy inputs, needs and actual consumption of energy, design of green spaces or waste management are all elements by which the architect, according to the wish of the project owner mindful of the environment, can make a building ecological and vector of health and well-being.


The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

He may be absorbent and yellow and porous, but wring SpongeBob SquarePants out and he barely contains enough substance for one full-length film, much less three.

And yet, we now have “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” following in the sloshy footsteps of “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” (2004) and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2015). They’re all fine for the littlest of kids, who likely will delight in the zany adventures and colorful animation. Voiced as always by a reliable Tom Kenny, SpongeBob is deliriously enthusiastic about everything and he’s certainly pleasant company—a sunny diversion during these troubling times.

But much of what’s made the “SpongeBob SquarePants” TV series such a joy over the past 20-plus years is its zippiness. These quick bursts of entertainment, with their eccentric characters, surreal energy and silly wordplay, are perfect in bite-size bits. Stretched out to 90 minutes in “Sponge on the Run,” the pacing lags, the goofiness sags, and you discover over time that there’s not much holding these antics together. This latest film, written and directed by “SpongeBob” veteran Tim Hill, feels especially thin, as it’s actually a launching pad for “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.” The animated series—featuring a “Muppet Babies” version of SpongeBob and his pals meeting for the first time in their youth—just happens to begin airing on Paramount+ the same day as this movie in a bit of streaming synergy.

Again, if you’re a harried parent seeking some mindless happiness for your children and a little “me” time while you’re stuck at home, this is a totally suitable choice for everyone involved. Far be it for me to judge. I’m right there with ya. And there are a few celebrity cameos aimed more at grown-ups’ amusement. Just don’t expect anything groundbreaking—although this is the first of these films to be produced entirely through CGI, so at least there’s a visual slickness that’s novel.