From a RealtyTrac presentation on foreclosures last week comes the chart below showing the dramatic increase in the amount of time it takes for lenders to take back a property that goes into default. After the recent robo-signing settlement, you’d think these numbers will start coming down this year, but, then again, no one earns big bonuses at the big banks for helping management realize losses faster.

There are some other interesting charts in there as well, including pie charts on underwater mortgages, delinquent loans, and properties that have made it all the way through the foreclosure process, along with bank loss data for California properties where, to me, $41K sounded a little low given that average loan amounts were north of $400K.