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INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE SECURITIES - Summary of Real Estate Securities in an Unrealized Loss Position (Details)

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INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE SECURITIES - Summary of Real Estate Securities in an Unrealized Loss Position (Details)
$ in Thousands
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
USD ($)
bond
security
Dec. 31, 2016
USD ($)
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 13,787,789  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (21,865) $ (15,495)
After Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 7,110,792  
Carrying Value - Total $ 7,423,273  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 1 year 3 months 18 days  
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 207  
Securities in an Unrealized Loss Position Less than Twelve Months [Member]    
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 4,849,502  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 2,470,372  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (2,768)  
After Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 2,467,604  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Less than Twelve Months (15,659)  
Carrying Value - Less than Twelve Months $ 2,451,945  
Number of Securities - Less than Twelve Months | security 186  
Weighted Average Rating CCC+  
Weighted Average Coupon 2.90%  
Weighted Average Yield 3.94%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 9 years 4 months 3 days  
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 59  
Securities in an Unrealized Loss Position Twelve Months or More [Member]    
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 807,047  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 237,654  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (2,347)  
After Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 235,307  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Twelve or More Months (12,160)  
Carrying Value - Twelve or More Months $ 223,147  
Number of Securities - Twelve or More Months | security 48  
Weighted Average Rating BBB  
Weighted Average Coupon 2.50%  
Weighted Average Yield 3.43%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 5 years 4 months 4 days  
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 7  
Securities in a Loss Position [Member]    
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 5,656,549  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 2,708,026  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (5,115)  
After Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 2,702,911  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Total (27,819)  
Carrying Value - Total $ 2,675,092  
Number of Securities - Total | security 234  
Weighted Average Rating B  
Weighted Average Coupon 2.86%  
Weighted Average Yield 3.89%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 8 years 11 months 28 days