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Yes, you can give your brother only a life estate and retain the remainder interest yourself. And, if you should not be alive at the time your brother dies, then it would go to your estate. You would do this by signing a quit claim deed transferring only a life estate interest in the property to your brother. The deed would need to be witnessed, notarized, and then recorded in the real property records of the city/county in which the property is located. Then, when your brother dies, his life estate automatically terminates with title in you as the remainderman.
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If you would like me to provide you a template for this deed for you, I'll be happy to do so. Just let me know. Richard