At least 18 of 23 units at the Sage Condos, a new low rise development on South Lamar near Oltorf, sold in the third major Austin condo auction of the year. All 23 units received bids and 18 of the bids were immediately accepted by the developer.
The format of the auction was a first for auction with each bidder competing for the right to choose any remaining unit at the point that they bid. The auction drew a large crowd with approximately 300 people packed into the auction at the Hyatt Regency.
Winning bids ranged from $151K for a 1,262 square foot unit to $253K for an 1,847 square foot unit including the mandatory 10% buyer’s premium. Winning bids ranged from $121 to $161 / per square foot with an average of $131 per square foot.
Not surprisingly, the units with downtown views fetched the highest prices. The project is located roughly a mile south of downtown on Lamar, a more central location than the Bel Air, which also sold units via an auction earlier this month.
Read more to view the full results of the auction as well as a video of the auction proceedings: