From Surrey, Aqlim Barlas emigrated from Pakistan to Canada in 1984. Despite a broken marriage and little money, she scraped together a down payment for a house and rented it out, bought another using her Visa line of credit, rented the basement and lived upstairs with her son. Today she has bought six houses and four condos and made one million dollars. Her story is explained in Hot Tips for Real Estate Investors (Godwin Books 1993 $8.95), co-authored with the book's publisher Robert Thompson.

[BCBW 1995] "Advice"