Background: My mom helped both my younger brothers buy their first houses, and she is leaving me her house (not the house we grew up in) in her will. My brothers are fine with that. Recently, my aunt died, and my uncle was able to seamlessly take over their house because he was on the deed along with my aunt, even though they weren't married any more. My mom wants to know if it would make things easier for me after she passes if she somehow puts my name on her house deed, or gives me the house before she dies. We're very close, she's cognitively great, and there's no conflict in the family over this. Can anyone think of any reason not to do this? And if you think it's a decent idea, do you have advice on the best way to handle it? If it makes a difference, the house is not paid off; she owes about 1/3 of what it's worth.