Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS - Narrative (Details)

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SUBSEQUENT EVENTS - Narrative (Details)
1 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 23, 2016
USD ($)
$ / shares
Aug. 08, 2016
USD ($)
Loan
Oct. 31, 2016
USD ($)
Class
Sep. 30, 2016
USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2015
USD ($)
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Dividend declared per share (in dollars per share) | $ / shares $ 0.46        
Payment of common stock dividends $ 115,400,000        
Face amount of debt       $ 12,782,716,000  
Payments to acquire loans receivable       $ 2,022,000 $ 131,488,000
New Residential Mortgage LLC [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Payments to acquire loans receivable   $ 240,000,000      
Servicer advances   28,100,000      
New Residential Mortgage LLC [Member] | Walter Capital Opportunity [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Payments to acquire loans receivable   299,900,000      
Servicer advances   $ 40,800,000      
Mortgage Servicing Rights, Subservicing Agreement [Member] | New Residential Mortgage LLC [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Long-term purchase commitment, period (in years)   1 year      
Long-term purchase agreement, renewal period (in years)   1 year      
Weighted average subservicing rate   0.077%      
Mortgage Servicing Rights [Member] | New Residential Mortgage LLC [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Number of MSRs purchased | Loan   254,531      
Unpaid Principal Balance   $ 32,300,000,000      
Long-term purchase commitment, period (in years)   3 years      
Long-term purchase agreement, renewal period (in years)   1 year      
Long-term purchase agreement, termination notice term (in days)   30 days      
Mortgage Servicing Rights [Member] | New Residential Mortgage LLC [Member] | Walter Capital Opportunity [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Unpaid Principal Balance   $ 34,200,000,000      
Subsequent Event [Member] | Secured Debt [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Face amount of debt     $ 345,000,000.0    
Interest rate     5.68%    
Subsequent Event [Member] | Secured Debt [Member] | Consumer Loan Companies [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Face amount of debt     $ 1,700,000,000.0    
Number of classes of debt | Class     6    
Face amount, amount voluntarily retained     $ 157,600,000    
Loss on extinguishment of debt     4,700,000    
2016-T2 [Member] | Subsequent Event [Member] | Secured Debt [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Face amount of debt     500,000,000.0    
2016-T3 [Member] | Subsequent Event [Member] | Secured Debt [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Face amount of debt     $ 400,000,000.0    
Consumer Loan Companies [Member] | Parent Company [Member]          
Subsequent Event [Line Items]          
Parent's ownership percentage       53.50%