Ah, by responding to an old thread, Ron gave us a trip down memory lane.
Sad to see how many agents did the wrong thing (give tax advise--most of which was clearly incorrect or possibly incorrect).
Good to see how many agents gave the correct advice--consult a tax professional. This is a situation where a little information (e.g. knowing of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act) can result in giving the wrong information.
Sad to see that the person asking the question responded negatively to what was the elephant in the room--Keith's answer asking why she didn't know the tax consequences before going into the sale. That said, Keith's answer could have been better worded, and should have avoided giving incorrect information.