AUSTIN (Austin American-Statesman) – Residential foreclosures are at a five-month low in Central Texas, reflecting a trend in other parts of Texas, according to Foreclosure Listing Service (FLS) data.

“The tide may have changed,” said FLS President George Roddy Sr., adding that the figures offer hope that foreclosure postings may have peaked.

Travis, Williamson, Hays and Bastrop counties posted a combined 1,072 properties for foreclosure in the August auction, down 27 percent from July.

The Dallas area saw foreclosures fall below 5,000 for the first time since March. In Bexar County, postings fell to their lowest level since March, according to Real Estate Foreclosures Inc.