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As has been suggested, doing a new will that reflects the changes he wants done and having it properly notarized is the best way to go.

As was discussed on another thread recently about gifting a house, there are a lot of other issues to be concerned about. Who will he gift the house to? Does he plan to still live in it? If he does, what will he do if the new owner needs to sell the house, can't pay the mortgage and has a foreclosure, hits a school bus and gets sued so that the house is lost to that, or a host of other things that can go wrong?

The cost of doing it correctly should be pretty small.

I am not a fan of DIY estate planning.
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