Sweat-equity definitions

Designating or of a kind of plan for renovating houses, neighborhoods, etc. in which houses are offered free or at low prices to persons promising to make the necessary repairs.
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Hard work put into a house, business, etc. to increase its value.
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The increased value so produced.
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Work, especially manual labor, performed in return for a share in ownership, as of a home, or in the expectation of increasing the value of a property one has purchased.
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Sustained effort; hard work.
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(idiomatic, real estate, business) An investment of labour, typically by the owner and often his or her family, usually in a small business or personal residence that increases the value of the business or residence.

My wife and I have put a lot of sweat equity into our home - I did the renovations and she did the redecorating.

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