Shocking? I don't think any of us are shocked by anything anymore. I know I'm not surprised at all. I just hope our hero's in congress don't convene to write up another bailout package so we can let this thing bottom out and get back on the road to recovery. I think once this all turns around, we'll all agree that government interference in economic trends is a waste of money. Prediction: The federal governemnt will announce that they will purchase all homes in danger of foreclosure. It will be hailed as a key to turning around the housing industry...but it won't have any effect at all. Housing will still decline until the values reflect income levels.