Most county recorders prefer having one set time, so that there aren't recordings and re-recordings on the same day.
You have a lot of distress, and you need to discuss these issues with a good lawyer who is truly experienced in this line of work. The State Bar has done a good job of rooting out the worst of the offenders, but it cannot be comprehensive. A good lawyer can tell you your options during a free consultation, and give you both a price estimate and references to people for whom the lawyer has done similar work.
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My esteemed counsel is correct, foreclosure sale documents are deemed to have been filed at 8:00 a.m. once the Trustee's Deed Upon Sale is recorded. This was done in response to bankruptcies being filed on the same day of a foreclosure and it becoming a war in the bankruptcy court as to what time the foreclosure took place and what time the bankruptcy was filed. To prevent this, the State law was changed to deem the sale effective at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the foreclosure sale once the Trustee's Deed of Sale is timely (and timely is the issue) recorded.
You may have a basis to reverse a foreclosure sale if there wasn't a substitution of Trustee filed before the sale took place. You would have to request a title company to provide you with that information. But a LOCAL lawyer in your community should be able to look that up and request that for you. If anything you should have the circumstances surrounding the foreclosure reviewed by an attorney to see if you have any recourse. You may have recourse if you were in the middle of a loan modification or trial payment period for example.
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