Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS - RECURRING BASIS (Details)

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FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS - RECURRING BASIS (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Sep. 30, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Assets:    
Real estate securities, available-for-sale $ 1,861,200 [1],[2] $ 289,756
Investments in excess mortgage servicing rights 307,568 245,036
Investments in equity method investees at fair value 358,032   
Recurring Basis | Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2
   
Assets:    
Real estate securities, available-for-sale 1,279,450  
Investments in excess mortgage servicing rights    [3]  
Investments in equity method investees at fair value     
[AssetsFairValueDisclosure] 1,279,450  
Recurring Basis | Level 3 Inputs
   
Assets:    
Real estate securities, available-for-sale 581,750  
Investments in excess mortgage servicing rights 307,568 [3]  
Investments in equity method investees at fair value 358,032   
[AssetsFairValueDisclosure] 1,247,350  
Recurring Basis | Principal Balance or Notional Amount
   
Assets:    
Real estate securities, available-for-sale 2,054,797  
Investments in excess mortgage servicing rights 72,315,805 [3]  
Investments in equity method investees at fair value 169,856,996  
[AssetsFairValueDisclosure] 244,227,598  
Recurring Basis | Carrying Value
   
Assets:    
Real estate securities, available-for-sale 1,861,200  
Investments in excess mortgage servicing rights 307,568 [3]  
Investments in equity method investees at fair value 358,032  
[AssetsFairValueDisclosure] 2,526,800  
Recurring Basis | Fair Value
   
Assets:    
Real estate securities, available-for-sale 1,861,200  
Investments in excess mortgage servicing rights 307,568 [3]  
Investments in equity method investees at fair value 358,032  
[AssetsFairValueDisclosure] $ 2,526,800  
[1] (A) Fair value, which is equal to carrying value for all securities. See Note 9 regarding the estimation of fair value.
[2] (G) The total outstanding face amount was $16.4 million for fixed rate securities and $2.0 billion for floating rate securities.
[3] (A) The notional amount represents the total unpaid principal balance of the mortgage loans underlying the Excess MSRs. New Residential does not receive an excess mortgage servicing amount on nonperforming loans in Agency portfolios.