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

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INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE AND OTHER SECURITIES - Summary of Real Estate Securities in an Unrealized Loss Position (Details)
$ in Thousands
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
USD ($)
bond
security
Dec. 31, 2018
USD ($)
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 24,980,167  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (67,480) $ (52,803)
Amortized Cost Basis $ 11,416,625  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 24 days  
Less than 12 Months    
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 3,391,715  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 604,503  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (4,594)  
Amortized Cost Basis 599,909  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Less than 12 Months (11,726)  
Carrying Value - Less than 12 Months $ 588,183  
Number of Securities - Less than 12 Months | security 79  
Weighted Average Rating CCC-  
Weighted Average Coupon 3.16%  
Weighted Average Yield 4.85%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 4 years 8 months 12 days  
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 32  
12 or More Months    
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 1,384,841  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 210,393  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (4,265)  
Amortized Cost Basis 206,128  
Gross Unrealized Losses - 12 or More Months (25,680)  
Carrying Value - 12 or More Months $ 180,448  
Number of Securities - 12 or More Months | security 70  
Weighted Average Rating B+  
Weighted Average Coupon 4.69%  
Weighted Average Yield 6.08%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 5 years 6 months  
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 24  
Total/Weighted Average    
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 4,776,556  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 814,896  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (8,859)  
Amortized Cost Basis 806,037  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Total (37,406)  
Carrying Value - Total $ 768,631  
Number of Securities - Total | security 149  
Weighted Average Rating CCC+  
Weighted Average Coupon 3.55%  
Weighted Average Yield 5.17%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 4 years 10 months 24 days