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About Us

Modern HTX is a blog designed to inform our readers about all things modern.  From design and architecture, to real estate trends, lifestyle and more, we aim to keep you updated and knowledgeable! Our blog is directly tied to Modern Charm Realty, a boutique real estate firm that specializes in real estate investment and development,  as well as commercial and residential services, with an added focus on the revitalization of Houston neighborhoods coupled with a vision for urban expansion.

Guest Blogging

We would love for you to be involved in our blog! If you’re interested in being a guest blogger, contact Katelyn at and let us know.  Before you write a post, please take a moment to view our Forum Guidelines to see what it is we are looking for. Forum Guidelines

Creator & Editor

Mandy McGowen is the creator and editor of Modern HTX and the owner of Modern Charm Realty. Mandy spends time improving her community as the President of the First Ward Civic Counsel, a 501 (c)(3) organization that focuses in fostering community pride and bettering the quality of life for all residents in and around the First Ward with projects pertaining to beautification, promotion of the Washington Avenue Arts District, community gatherings, preserving the community’s history and supporting the advancement of educational programs for Houston children.


Katelyn Bly is a blogger for Modern HTX and a real estate professional at Modern Charm Realty. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Marketing from University of Houston and has since been focusing her efforts on real estate as well as website development, graphic design, and writing.  Having been in Houston for the last 5 years, Katelyn has a passion for exploring the city and learning about Houston’s history and culture.