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INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE SECURITIES - Summary of the Geographic Distribution of the Collateral Securing Non-Agency RMBS (Details)

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INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE SECURITIES - Summary of the Geographic Distribution of the Collateral Securing Non-Agency RMBS (Details) - Non-Agency RMBS [Member] - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount [1] $ 3,885,034 $ 3,102,973
Percentage of Total Outstanding [1] 100.00% 100.00%
Western U.S. [Member]    
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount [1] $ 1,338,979 $ 1,097,609
Percentage of Total Outstanding [1] 34.40% 35.30%
Southeastern U.S. [Member]    
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount [1] $ 946,470 $ 758,167
Percentage of Total Outstanding [1] 24.30% 24.40%
Northeastern U.S. [Member]    
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount [1] $ 757,277 $ 583,366
Percentage of Total Outstanding [1] 19.50% 18.80%
Midwestern U.S. [Member]    
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount [1] $ 452,917 $ 335,406
Percentage of Total Outstanding [1] 11.70% 10.80%
Southwestern U.S. [Member]    
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount [1] $ 382,954 $ 309,236
Percentage of Total Outstanding [1] 9.90% 10.00%
Other U.S. [Member]    
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount [1],[2] $ 6,437 $ 19,189
Percentage of Total Outstanding [1],[2] 0.20% 0.70%
[1] Excludes $431.0 million face amount of bonds backed by servicer advances.
[2] Represents collateral for which New Residential was unable to obtain geographic information.