Real estate multiples

Mood of the Market

Editor's note: Meet Tara-Nicholle Nelson at the upcoming Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, which runs from Aug. 5-7, 2009. She will be available to meet with conference attendees from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, in the Palace Hotel's Ralston Room. Click here to send Tara-Nicholle a message.Pop culture seems riddled with "multiples." Interestingly enough, they tend to reflect a hybrid of good stuff and bad stuff. For example, you'd think that multiple personalities are bad. Unless, that is, you're watching Showtime's series, "The United States of Tara," in which case (I must say with admitted bias from the fact that the protagonist is my namesake) they make for tragic yet enthralling entertainment. And, multiple births are good, right? I mean, births are good in general, so you'd think that more would be better. But the media madness surrounding every 9-1-1 call made by a member of "Octomom's" Jolie-esque brood a...