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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
Sep. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding face amount $ 2,130,370  
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS
   
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding face amount 432,762 872,866
Percentage of total outstanding 100.00% 100.00%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Western U.S.
   
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding face amount 110,692 317,111
Percentage of total outstanding 25.60% 36.30%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Southeastern U.S.
   
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding face amount 97,618 198,298
Percentage of total outstanding 22.50% 22.70%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Northeastern U.S.
   
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding face amount 76,957 164,481
Percentage of total outstanding 17.80% 18.90%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Midwestern U.S.
   
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding face amount 65,262 98,682
Percentage of total outstanding 15.10% 11.30%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Southwestern U.S.
   
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding face amount 42,117 51,425
Percentage of total outstanding 9.70% 5.90%
Non-Agency RMBS Excluding Other ABS | Other U.S.
   
Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Line Items]    
Outstanding face amount $ 40,116 [1] $ 42,869 [1]
Percentage of total outstanding 9.30% [1] 4.90% [1]
[1] Represents collateral for which New Residential was unable to obtain geographic information.