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

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INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE AND OTHER SECURITIES - Summary of Real Estate Securities in an Unrealized Loss Position - Associated Intent to Sell (Details)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
USD ($)
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]  
Unrealized losses reflected in other comprehensive income $ 0
Securities New Residential intends to sell  
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]  
Fair Value 0
Amortized Cost Basis After Impairment 0
Gross Unrealized Credit Losses 0
Gross Unrealized Non-Credit Losses 0
Securities New Residential is more likely than not to be required to sell  
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]  
Fair Value 0
Amortized Cost Basis After Impairment 0
Gross Unrealized Credit Losses 0
Credit impaired securities  
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]  
Fair Value 556,029,000
Amortized Cost Basis After Impairment 566,712,000
Gross Unrealized Credit Losses (8,859,000)
Gross Unrealized Non-Credit Losses (10,683,000)
Non-credit impaired securities  
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]  
Fair Value 212,602,000
Amortized Cost Basis After Impairment 239,325,000
Gross Unrealized Credit Losses 0
Gross Unrealized Non-Credit Losses (26,723,000)
Total debt securities in an unrealized loss position  
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]  
Fair Value 768,631,000
Amortized Cost Basis After Impairment 806,037,000
Gross Unrealized Credit Losses (8,859,000)
Gross Unrealized Non-Credit Losses $ (37,406,000)