Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

DEBT OBLIGATIONS - Narrative (Details)

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DEBT OBLIGATIONS - Narrative (Details)
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 25, 2015
USD ($)
Apr. 06, 2015
USD ($)
Jun. 30, 2015
USD ($)
Jun. 30, 2015
USD ($)
Jun. 30, 2014
USD ($)
Jun. 29, 2015
USD ($)
Jun. 16, 2015
USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2015
USD ($)
Feb. 27, 2015
USD ($)
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Face amount of debt     $ 10,311,446,000 $ 10,311,446,000          
Purchase of residential mortgage loans       $ 0 $ 486,596,000        
Percent decline in equity, first period     50.00% 50.00%          
Decline in equity, first period       12 months          
Percent decline in equity, second period     35.00% 35.00%          
Decline in equity, second period       3 months          
Ratio of indebtedness to tangible net worth     4 4          
Residential Mortgage [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Unpaid Principal Balance $ 369,000,000                
Purchase of residential mortgage loans 388,800,000                
Residential Mortgage [Member] | Non-Performing Loans [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Unpaid Principal Balance $ 34,500,000               $ 135,200,000
GNMA EBO [Member] | Residential Mortgage [Member] | Non-Performing Loans [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Unpaid Principal Balance   $ 424,300,000 $ 424,300,000 $ 424,300,000     $ 99,800,000    
Purchase of residential mortgage loans   $ 418,800,000 418,800,000            
March 2015 Facility [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Maximum borrowing capacity     1,000,000,000.0 1,000,000,000.0       $ 500,000,000.0  
Servicer Advance Note [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Face amount of debt     $ 800,000,000.0 $ 800,000,000.0       $ 650,000,000.0  
Interest rate     2.50% 2.50%          
Variable Funding Notes [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Face amount of debt     $ 400,000,000.0 $ 400,000,000.0          
Variable Funding Notes [Member] | London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Variable interest rate spread     1.95%            
Variable Funding Notes [Member] | HLSS [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Face amount of debt     $ 5,000,000,000.0 $ 5,000,000,000.0          
Variable Funding Notes [Member] | HLSS [Member] | Lower Range [Member] | London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Variable interest rate spread       1.00%          
Variable Funding Notes [Member] | HLSS [Member] | Upper Range [Member] | London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Variable interest rate spread       1.60%          
Term Notes [Member] | HLSS [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Face amount of debt     $ 2,500,000,000.0 $ 2,500,000,000.0          
Interest rate     2.00% 2.00%          
Residential Mortgage Loans [Member] | Barclays [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Repurchase agreement, amount     $ 393,000,000.0 $ 393,000,000.0          
Residential Mortgage Loans [Member] | London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member] | Barclays [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Variable interest rate spread     2.77%            
Consumer Loans [Member] | Bank of America [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Repurchase agreement, amount     $ 43,000,000.0 43,000,000.0          
Consumer Loans [Member] | London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member] | Bank of America [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Variable interest rate spread     3.50%            
Repurchase Agreements [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Margin exposure on repurchase agreements       2,400,000,000          
Secured Corporate Loan [Member] | Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Capital, LLC [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Face amount of debt     $ 205,000,000.0 205,000,000.0   $ 100,000,000.0      
Secured Corporate Loan [Member] | London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member] | Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Capital, LLC [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Variable interest rate spread     3.75%            
Secured Corporate Loan [Member] | Secured Corporate Loan, April 2016 Maturity [Member] | Barclays [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Face amount of debt     $ 165,000,000 165,000,000          
Secured Corporate Loan [Member] | Secured Corporate Loan, April 2016 Maturity [Member] | Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Capital, LLC [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Face amount of debt     265,000,000 265,000,000          
Secured Corporate Loan [Member] | Secured Corporate Note, April 2017 Maturity [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Face amount of debt     $ 219,400,000 $ 219,400,000          
Secured Corporate Loan [Member] | Secured Corporate Note, April 2017 Maturity [Member] | London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Variable interest rate spread     5.25%            
Secured Corporate Loan [Member] | Secured Corporate Note, April 2017 Maturity, Adjusted May 2016 [Member] | London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member]                  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                  
Variable interest rate spread     7.25%