sweat equity

Definition of "sweat equity"
  1. The process of enhancing a property's value by investing time and effort, often considered as part of an initial investment
How to use "sweat equity" in a sentence
  1. The couple couldn't afford a down payment, so they utilized sweat equity by renovating the home.
  2. John offered sweat equity instead of cash for his share of the start-up.
  3. By landscaping their home, they hoped to incorporate sweat equity into their property value.

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