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I am interested in learning about options to leave a house

Hello,I am interested in learning about options to leave a house to a friend upon death of the owner. Specifically, my friend Dennis, (who's my quasi or casual boyfriend) has left me his home in his Will. My good friend Robert has told me a Will is the worst way to bequeath a home because of Probate. I don't understand the factors involved in probate, but when I told Dennis the homeowner that info, he said I'd only have to pay property taxes. It seems probate is not only a long drawn out process, but it does have other pricey costs that make an 'inheritor' sometimes have to put their inheritance up for sale because they can't afford to pay the price (which I don't know what that is or how much).My lawyer friend Rob suggests a Life Estate Deed. Then it passes to me without probate. However, due to the tenuous nature of our relationship and that it's long distance and subject to demise now that we lead separate lives without a 'commitment' - I think Dennis is concerned that any legal paperwork isn't as easily changed as a Will can be simply redone, and is open to another romantic relationship in his new home area 9 hours away from me.So I'm wondering what good options there are to bequeath a home that will assuage Dennis' concern that he is painting himself into a corner by leaving his house to me in alternate ways to a simple 'last will and testament'.Is the option for LE deed (recommended by my lawyer friend) an easy contract to change or delete? If so, Dennis would be willing to do an alternative but only if he feels he's not locked in or too difficult to change/ delete if he gets married or involved with another partner in the future. He's 68, I'm 64. We've known each other since I was 17 years old & from the same Hometown - so we trust each other. Thank you for any advice you can offer to help me understand and convey to Dennis not only the possible advantages of an alternate to leaving a house in a Will and the disadvantages and costs of leaving me his home in a simple Will.

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