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CONSUMER LOANS - Summary of Equity Method Investments Prior to Consolidation (Details)

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CONSUMER LOANS - Summary of Equity Method Investments Prior to Consolidation (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Dec. 31, 2018
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]      
Interest expense $ (584,469) $ (933,751) $ (606,433)
Net income (loss) (1,357,684) 605,933 1,004,531
New Residential’s equity in net income 0 (1,438) 10,803
Bonds and residual interests retained $ 518,515 1,171,959 $ 900,491
Consumer Portfolio Segment | LoanCo and WarrantCo      
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]      
Interest income   19,912  
Interest expense   (6,487)  
Change in fair value of consumer loans and warrants   (4,596)  
Gain on sale of consumer loans   (10,711)  
Other expenses   (3,871)  
Net income (loss)   (5,753)  
New Residential’s equity in net income   $ (1,438)  
New Residential’s percentage ownership   25.00%  
LoanCo      
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]      
Bonds and residual interests retained   $ 83,900  
LoanCo | Consumer Portfolio Segment      
Schedule of Consumer Loans [Line Items]      
Unpaid principal of consumer loans   $ 406,100