The document processing problems plaguing the mortgage servicing industry could cause some foreclosures to take up to 10 years, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Analytics. 

Commenting on foreclosure moratoria affecting the mortgage divisions of Ally Financial and JPMorgan Chase, Zandi told The Washington Post that moratoria and legal challenges could delay the foreclosure process and lengthen property seizures, on average, to three to 10 years in some instances. 

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