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FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS - Schedule of Securities Valuation Methodology and Results (Footnote) (Details)

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FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS - Schedule of Securities Valuation Methodology and Results (Footnote) (Details)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
USD ($)
source
Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]  
Number of broker quotation sources | source 2
Available-for-sale Securities $ 3,441,790
Single Quote [Member]  
Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]  
Available-for-sale Securities 220,547 [1]
Seller [Member] | Single Quote [Member]  
Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]  
Available-for-sale Securities $ 214,718
[1] New Residential was unable to obtain quotations from more than one source on these securities. For approximately $214.7 million, the one source was the party that sold New Residential the security.