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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, 2018
USD ($)
bond
security
Dec. 31, 2017
USD ($)
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 16,753,696  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (42,310) $ (23,821)
Amortized Cost Basis $ 7,619,444  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 1 year 3 months 21 days  
Less than 12 Months    
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 3,392,071  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 1,404,921  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (2,106)  
Amortized Cost Basis 1,402,815  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Less than Twelve Months (30,644)  
Carrying Value - Less than Twelve Months $ 1,372,171  
Number of Securities - Less than Twelve Months | security 166  
Weighted Average Rating B-  
Weighted Average Coupon 3.26%  
Weighted Average Yield 5.28%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 5 years 7 months 15 days  
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 35  
12 or More Months    
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 1,588,531  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 493,005  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (10,525)  
Amortized Cost Basis 482,480  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Twelve or More Months (24,049)  
Carrying Value - Twelve or More Months $ 458,431  
Number of Securities - Twelve or More Months | security 94  
Weighted Average Rating BBB+  
Weighted Average Coupon 2.00%  
Weighted Average Yield 5.74%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 5 years 4 months 6 days  
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 13  
Total/Weighted Average    
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 4,980,602  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 1,897,926  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (12,631)  
Amortized Cost Basis 1,885,295  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Total (54,693)  
Carrying Value - Total $ 1,830,602  
Number of Securities - Total | security 260  
Weighted Average Rating B+  
Weighted Average Coupon 2.94%  
Weighted Average Yield 5.40%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 5 years 6 months 20 days