sweat equity


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sweat equity

Work that one puts into a property or other venture, so as to increase its value. It is perhaps most commonly used to describe improvements or repairs that one makes to one's home. We're putting some sweat equity into our house by redoing our kitchen. Did you see that glowing write-up in the newspaper? All the sweat equity he put into his company is finally paying off.
See also: sweat
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In Birmingham, 11 residents in the Bordesley area were given the chance to take part in a new-build sweat equity scheme with According Housing Association.
I teach my students how to earn their 10% Sweat Equity Joint Venture position with investors.
Homebuyers will contribute significant sweat equity toward the development of their units and/or the units of other homebuyers participating in the local self-help housing programs.
It is not a case of sweat equity but a clear case of stinking corruption," Prasad said.
One of the rationales for the creation of Black History Month was the correct observation that the continued presence of that asterisk separated black people from an American history and American cultural values that we had earned through sweat equity.
Day along with thousands of other New Yorkers who got down and dirty at city parks and volunteered their sweat equity to beautify the boroughs.
With help - mostly sweat equity - from friends and loved ones, and a small loan from the Venture Centre, they have managed to renovate the restaurant on their own.
Journalist Tom Brokaw's hymn of praise to South Dakota, small towns, sweat equity, and family tells about "growing up in the American heartland in the Forties and Fifties," and takes readers from the author's birth in 1940 to 1962, when he "put (his) home state of South Dakota in a rearview mirror and drove away.
Then there's Mike's own sad site-specific work: Sweat Equity, a wall he built as "art," which is a kind of real-estate version of Richard Serra's Tilted Arc, since to remove it would mean destroying it.
Self-build sweat equity schemes, where people team up to create new homes, are not new.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro today awarded $10 million in sweat equity grants to four non-profit self-help housing organizations which will create at least 540 affordable homes for hard-working, low-income families and individuals.
Earlier, there were reports that Sunanda may sell off her sweat equity in the Kochi IPL franchise to avoid further scrutiny and unnecessary publicity.
In the Indian context, sweat equity is similar but not identical to employee stock options (ESOPs).
And, with the requirement to put in sweat equity, along with a fair price, this will not be a random building, but something the family can make into their home.
Liverpool Habitat for Humanity (LHFH) was praised for its "ingenious" sweat equity scheme, that allows prospective home owners to physically help build their own home instead of paying a costly cash deposit.