Woman says dream home is structural nightmare

Tracy Cotich paid $234,500 for this home on Plattekill Turnpike in the Town of Newburgh, but she has never slept there. Within days of her Sept. 21, 2016, closing, a contractor discovered that the floor joists were resting on bare earth instead of a foundation slab, and that wood was damaged by moisture and termites. [Allyse Pulliam/For the Times Herald-Record]

TOWN OF NEWBURGH — Tracy Cotich made a rare visit to her nightmare, 2 Plattekill Turnpike in the Town of Newburgh.

Inside, from dining room to living room to kitchen to bedrooms, she stepped on bare earth exposed when a contractor began pulling up flooring to find the source of “soft” spots.

“I haven’t been here in months,” Cotich said. “I don’t have the stomach for it.”

Each month, Cotich pays $1,865 to cover the mortgage and taxes for 2 Plattekill. It is a house for which she paid $234,500, but in which has never slept, or cooked, or warmed herself in front of the gas fireplace.

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