A total of 883 commercial and residential properties in Harris County were foreclosed on at the Oct. 4 foreclosure auction, down more than 30 percent from the number of foreclosures in October 2010.

The year-to-date foreclosure numbers also are down significantly from last year, according to statistics provided by Foreclosure Information & Listing Service Inc.

A total of 8,851 properties have been foreclosed on so far this year, down near 25 percent from the 11,770 foreclosures that occurred from January to October 2010.

The number of properties posted for foreclosure also is lower when comparing October to October. A total of 3,221 properties were posted for foreclosure this month — a 20 percent drop from the 4,035 properties posted in October 2010, reported Foreclosure Information.