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INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE SECURITIES - Geographic Distribution of Collateral (Details)

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INVESTMENTS IN REAL ESTATE SECURITIES - Geographic Distribution of Collateral (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Jun. 30, 2014
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]  
Outstanding face amount $ 1,507,595
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS
 
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]  
Outstanding face amount 348,232
Percentage of total outstanding 100.00%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Western U.S.
 
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]  
Outstanding face amount 85,243
Percentage of total outstanding 24.50%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Southeastern U.S.
 
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]  
Outstanding face amount 73,322
Percentage of total outstanding 21.00%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Northeastern U.S.
 
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]  
Outstanding face amount 61,194
Percentage of total outstanding 17.60%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Midwestern U.S.
 
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]  
Outstanding face amount 58,722
Percentage of total outstanding 16.90%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Southwestern U.S.
 
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]  
Outstanding face amount 32,368
Percentage of total outstanding 9.30%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Other U.S.
 
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]  
Outstanding face amount $ 37,383 [1]
Percentage of total outstanding 10.70% [1]
[1] Represents collateral for which New Residential was unable to obtain geographic information.