Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
USD ($)
security
bond
Dec. 31, 2018
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2017
USD ($)
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]      
Outstanding Face Amount $ 36,159,591 $ 22,152,845  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (59,063) (52,803) $ (23,821)
Amortized Cost Basis $ 18,782,175 $ 11,212,428  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 24 days    
Less than 12 Months      
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]      
Outstanding Face Amount $ 10,805,953    
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 4,798,637    
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (1,208)    
Amortized Cost Basis 4,797,429    
Gross Unrealized Losses - Less than Twelve Months (32,342)    
Carrying Value - Less than Twelve Months $ 4,765,087    
Number of Securities - Less than Twelve Months | security 124    
Weighted Average Rating AA+    
Weighted Average Coupon 3.02%    
Weighted Average Yield 2.86%    
Weighted Average Life (Years) 6 years 9 months 18 days    
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 51    
12 or More Months      
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]      
Outstanding Face Amount $ 1,704,469    
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 210,058    
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (2,024)    
Amortized Cost Basis 208,034    
Gross Unrealized Losses - Twelve or More Months (18,484)    
Carrying Value - Twelve or More Months $ 189,550    
Number of Securities - Twelve or More Months | security 64    
Weighted Average Rating BB+    
Weighted Average Coupon 4.20%    
Weighted Average Yield 6.50%    
Weighted Average Life (Years) 4 years 8 months 12 days    
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 15    
Total/Weighted Average      
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]      
Outstanding Face Amount $ 12,510,422    
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 5,008,695    
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (3,232)    
Amortized Cost Basis 5,005,463    
Gross Unrealized Losses - Total/Weighted Average (50,826)    
Carrying Value - Total/Weighted Average $ 4,954,637    
Number of Securities - Total/Weighted Average | security 188    
Weighted Average Rating AA    
Weighted Average Coupon 3.07%    
Weighted Average Yield 3.01%    
Weighted Average Life (Years) 6 years 9 months 18 days