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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
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
USD ($)
bond
security
Dec. 31, 2018
USD ($)
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 21,825,616  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (60,124) $ (52,803)
Amortized Cost Basis $ 9,180,162  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 27 days  
Less than 12 Months    
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 2,990,696  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 1,201,237  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (2,000)  
Amortized Cost Basis 1,199,237  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Less than Twelve Months (35,694)  
Carrying Value - Less than Twelve Months $ 1,163,543  
Number of Securities - Less than Twelve Months | security 112  
Weighted Average Rating B+  
Weighted Average Coupon 3.47%  
Weighted Average Yield 4.83%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 6 years 1 month 6 days  
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 30  
12 or More Months    
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 1,208,284  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 285,488  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (5,516)  
Amortized Cost Basis 279,972  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Twelve or More Months (15,183)  
Carrying Value - Twelve or More Months $ 264,789  
Number of Securities - Twelve or More Months | security 77  
Weighted Average Rating B+  
Weighted Average Coupon 2.58%  
Weighted Average Yield 6.23%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 5 years 1 month 6 days  
Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information | bond 18  
Total/Weighted Average    
Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items]    
Outstanding Face Amount $ 4,198,980  
Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis 1,486,725  
Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis (7,516)  
Amortized Cost Basis 1,479,209  
Gross Unrealized Losses - Total (50,877)  
Carrying Value - Total $ 1,428,332  
Number of Securities - Total | security 189  
Weighted Average Rating B+  
Weighted Average Coupon 3.31%  
Weighted Average Yield 5.10%  
Weighted Average Life (Years) 5 years 10 months 24 days