Definition of Sweat Equity:
Sweat Equity in Orange County:
Contributions made to an Orange County, CA home or property in Orange County in the form of effort and hard work. Sweat equity is the ownership interest, or increase in value, that is created as a direct result of toil and labor by the owner(s). It is the preferred mode of building equity many Orange County homeowners who don’t want to put their own cash into their home but keep it for other investment opportunities. In the context of Orange County real estate, sweat equity specifically relates to value-enhancing improvements made by homeowners themselves to their properties. The term is coined from the fact that such equity is considered to be generated from the "sweat of one's brow."