Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION - SpringCastle Transaction (Details)

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ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION - SpringCastle Transaction (Details) - USD ($)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Mar. 31, 2016
Mar. 31, 2015
Business Combination, Separately Recognized Transactions [Line Items]      
Gain on remeasurement of consumer loans investment   $ 71,250,000 $ 0
New Residential's 4/6/2015 share price (in dollars per share) $ 11.63 $ 11.63  
Consumer Loan Companies [Member]      
Business Combination, Separately Recognized Transactions [Line Items]      
Gain on remeasurement of consumer loans investment   $ 71,300,000  
Total Consideration $ 237,500,000    
New Residential Investment Corp. [Member] | SpringCastle [Member]      
Business Combination, Separately Recognized Transactions [Line Items]      
Parent's ownership percentage [1] 53.50% 53.50%  
New Residential Investment Corp. [Member] | Consumer Loan Companies [Member]      
Business Combination, Separately Recognized Transactions [Line Items]      
Total Consideration $ 237,500,000    
SpringCastle Sellers [Member] | SpringCastle Buyers [Member] | SpringCastle [Member]      
Business Combination, Separately Recognized Transactions [Line Items]      
Ownership percentage by noncontrolling owners 47.00% 47.00%  
Cash Consideration $ 100,462,500    
Other Payments to Acquire Businesses $ 11,162,500    
Business Acquisition, Term for Payment to Escrow Account 120 days    
Business Acquisition, Term for Funds Held in Escrow 5 years    
Total Consideration $ 111,625,000    
SpringCastle Sellers [Member] | NRZ SpringCastle Buyers [Member] | SpringCastle [Member]      
Business Combination, Separately Recognized Transactions [Line Items]      
Business Acquisition, Percentage of Total Consideration Paid 50.00% 50.00%  
Percentage of voting interests acquired 23.50% 23.50%  
Voting interests acquired as a percentage of gross voting interests available for sale 50.00% 50.00%  
Blackstone SpringCastle Buyers [Member] | SpringCastle [Member]      
Business Combination, Separately Recognized Transactions [Line Items]      
Ownership percentage by noncontrolling owners 46.50% 46.50%  
Voting interests acquired as a percentage of gross voting interests available for sale 50.00% 50.00%  
[1] Includes loans with evidence of credit deterioration since origination where it is probable that New Residential will not collect all contractually required principal and interest payments, which are accounted for as PCD loans.