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Investment [Line Items] Investment [Line Items] Principal and interest advances Principal and Interest Advances Advance payments made by financial institutions on behalf of borrowers for principal and interest payments. Escrow advances (taxes and insurance advances) Escrow Advances Advance payments made by borrower to a lender to assure future payments of the borrower's real estate taxes and insurance obligations with respect to a mortgaged property. Foreclosure advances Foreclosure Advances The advance payments made by of real estate which were foreclosed on during the reporting period. Total Servicer Advances Carrying value of servicer advance investments as of the balance sheet date. Servicer advances are generally reimbursable cash payments made by a servicer when the borrower fails to make scheduled payments due on a mortgage loan or when the servicer makes cash payments (i) on behalf of a borrower for real estate taxes and insurance premiums on the property that have not been paid on a timely basis by the borrower and (ii) to third parties for the costs and expenses incurred in connection with the foreclosure, preservation and sale of the mortgage property, including attorneys' and other professional fees. Equity [Abstract] Summary of Amounts Reclassified out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income into Net Income Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Table Text Block] Debt Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Long-term Debt, Type [Axis] Long-term Debt, Type [Axis] Long-term Debt, Type [Domain] Long-term Debt, Type [Domain] Repurchase Agreements Securities Sold under Agreements to Repurchase [Member] Notes Payable Notes Payable, Other Payables [Member] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Excess MSRs Excess MSRs [Member] Company-identified operating segment. This segment refers to holdings the company has in excess mortgage servicing rights (MSRs). MSRs Mortgage Servicing Rights [Member] Mortgage Servicing Rights [Member] Servicer Advances Servicer Advance Notes [Member] A written promise to pay a note to a third party. Real Estate Securities Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Loan [Member] Company-identified operating segment. This segment refers to holdings the company has in real estate securities. Residential Mortgage Loans and REO Residential Mortgage and Real Estate Owned [Member] Residential Mortgage and Real Estate Owned [Member] Consumer Loans Consumer Loans [Member] The Consumer Loan reportable segment of the entity. Debt Instrument [Line Items] Debt Instrument [Line Items] Debt Instrument [Roll Forward] Debt Instrument [Roll Forward] Debt Instrument [Roll Forward] Beginning balance Debt, Long-term and Short-term, Combined Amount Borrowings Proceeds from Issuance of Debt Repayments Repayments of Debt Discount on borrowings, net of amortization Discount on Borrowings, Net of Amortization Discount on Borrowings, Net of Amortization Unrealized gain on notes, fair value Unrealized Gain (Loss) On Notes Payable, Fair Value Unrealized Gain (Loss) On Notes Payable, Fair Value Capitalized deferred financing costs, net of amortization Increase (Decrease) in Deferred Financing Costs Increase (Decrease) in Deferred Financing Costs Ending balance Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures [Abstract] Schedule of Mortgage Servicing Rights Acquired Schedule Of Mortgage Servicing Rights Acquired [Table Text Block] Schedule Of Mortgage Servicing Rights Acquired [Table Text Block] Fees Earned in Exchange for Servicing Financial Assets Fees Earned in Exchange for Servicing Financial Assets [Table Text Block] Fees Earned in Exchange for Servicing Financial Assets [Table Text Block] Schedule of Activity Related to the Carrying Value of Investments in Excess MSRs Schedule of Servicing Assets at Fair Value [Table Text Block] Summary of the Geographic Distribution of the Underlying Residential Mortgage Loans of the Direct Investment in MSRs Summary of the Geographic Distribution of the Underlying Residential Mortgage Loans of the Direct Investment in MSRs [Table Text Block] Summary of the Geographic Distribution of the Underlying Residential Mortgage Loans of the Direct Investment in MSRs [Table Text Block] Summary of Investments in Servicer Advances Schedule Of Investment In Servicer Advances [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of the investment in servicer advances as of the balance sheet date. Segment Reporting [Abstract] Summary of Segment Financial Data Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table Text Block] Investments In Consumer Loans Equity Method Investees [Abstract] Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Table] Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Table] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Axis] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Axis] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Domain] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Domain] Consumer Portfolio Segment Consumer Portfolio Segment [Member] Investment, Name [Axis] Investment, Name [Axis] Investment, Name [Domain] Investment, Name [Domain] LoanCo and WarrantCo LoanCo and WarrantCo [Member] LoanCo and WarrantCo [Member] Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items] Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items] Increase (Decrease) in Equity Method Investments [Roll Forward] Increase (Decrease) in Equity Method Investments [Roll Forward] Increase (Decrease) in Equity Method Investments [Roll Forward] Beginning balance Equity Method Investments Contributions to equity method investees Payments to Acquire Equity Method Investments Distributions of earnings from equity method investees Proceeds from Equity Method Investment, Distribution Distributions of capital from equity method investees Proceeds from Equity Method Investment, Distribution, Return of Capital Earnings from investments in consumer loans, equity method investees Income (Loss) from Equity Method Investments Ending balance Servicer Advance Investments Servicer Advance Investments [Member] Information pertaining to servicer advance investments. Interest income, gross of amounts attributable to servicer compensation Interest Income, Gross of Servicer Compensation Interest Income, Gross of Servicer Compensation Amounts attributable to base servicer compensation Interest Income, Attributable to Base Servicer Compensation Interest Income, Attributable to Base Servicer Compensation Amounts attributable to incentive servicer compensation Interest Income, Attributable to Incentive Servicer Compensation Interest Income, Attributable to Incentive Servicer Compensation Interest income from Servicer Advance Investments Interest and Dividend Income, Operating Servicer Advances Receivable Servicer Advances Receivable [Member] Servicer Advances Receivable [Member] Outstanding Servicer Advances Servicer advances receivable related to agency MSRs Servicer Advances, Agency MSRs Recoverable From Agencies Servicer Advances, Agency MSRs Recoverable From Agencies Servicer advances receivable related to Ginnie Mae MSRS, recoverable from Ginnie Mae Servicer Advances, Ginnie Mae MSRs Recoverable From Ginnie Mae Servicer Advances, Ginnie Mae MSRs Recoverable From Ginnie Mae Servicer advances, unamortized discount and accrual Servicer Advances, Unamortized Discount And Accrual Servicer Advances, Unamortized Discount And Accrual Equity and Earnings Per Share [Abstract] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Axis] Equity Award [Domain] Equity Award [Domain] Stock Options Equity Option [Member] Options Granted in 2016 Options Granted in 2016 [Member] Options Granted in 2016 [Member] Options Granted in 2017 Options Granted in 2017 [Member] Options Granted in 2017 [Member] Options Granted in 2018 Options Granted In 2018 [Member] Options Granted In 2018 [Member] Options Assigned Options Assigned [Member] Information pertaining to total options assigned by the Manager to its employees. Issued to the independent directors Director [Member] Manager Manager One [Member] Manager One [Member] Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Domain] Award Date [Domain] 2016 2016 [Member] 2016 [Member] 2017 2017 [Member] 2017 [Member] [Member] 2018 2018 [Member] 2018 [Member] 2019 2019 [Member] 2019 [Member] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Date of grant Date Of Grant Option grant date. Number of unexercised options (in shares) Share-based Compensation, Shares Authorized under Stock Option Plans, Exercise Price Range, Number of Outstanding Options Options exercisable (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Number Weighted average exercise price (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price Intrinsic Value of Exercisable Options as of March 31, 2019 (millions) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Intrinsic Value OTHER INCOME, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE, OTHER ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OTHER INCOME, ASSETS AND LIABILITIES [Text Block] The entire disclosure for other income, other expense, other assets, and other liabilities items (both operating and nonoperating). Total Consideration for Shellpoint Acquisition Schedule of Business Acquisitions, by Acquisition [Table Text Block] Pro Forma Financial Information Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Information [Table Text Block] Receivables [Abstract] Gain on loans originated and sold Gain On Loans Originated And Sold Gain On Loans Originated And Sold Gain (loss) on settlement of mortgage loan origination derivative instruments Gain (Loss) on Settlement Of Mortgage Loan Origination Derivative Instruments Gain (Loss) on Settlement Of Mortgage Loan Origination Derivative Instruments MSRs retained on transfer of loans Mortgage Servicing Rights Retained On Transfer Of Loans Mortgage Servicing Rights Retained On Transfer Of Loans Other Gain On Sale Of Originated Mortgage Loans, Other Gain On Sale Of Originated Mortgage Loans, Other Gain on sale of originated mortgage loans, net Gain (Loss) On Sale Of Originated Mortgage Loans, Net Gain (Loss) On Sale Of Originated Mortgage Loans, Net Investments, Debt and Equity Securities [Abstract] Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Table] Schedule of Available-for-sale Securities [Table] Non-Agency Residential Mortgage Backed Securities [Member] Consumer Loan Consumer Loan [Member] Corporate Loan Corporate Debt Securities [Member] Geographical [Axis] Geographical [Axis] Geographical [Domain] Geographical [Domain] Western U.S. Western US [Member] The geographic distribution of collateral to securities holdings located in the Western United States. Southeastern U.S. Southeastern US [Member] The geographic distribution of collateral to securities holdings located in the Southeastern United States. Northeastern U.S. Northeastern US [Member] The geographic distribution of collateral to securities holdings located in the Northeastern United States. Midwestern U.S. Midwestern US [Member] The geographic distribution of collateral to securities holdings located in the Midwestern United States. Southwestern U.S. Southwestern US [Member] The geographic distribution of collateral to securities holdings located in the Southwestern United States. Other U.S. Other US Locations [Member] The geographic distribution of underlying mortgage loans to excess MSRs located in other locations of the USA. Bonds Bonds [Member] Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items] Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items] Outstanding Face Amount Investment Owned, Balance, Principal Amount, Excluding Specified Investments Investment Owned, Balance, Principal Amount, Excluding Specified Investments Percentage of Total Outstanding Investment Owned, Percent of Net Assets Face amount of investment Investment Owned, Face Amount Noncontrolling Interest [Table] Noncontrolling Interest [Table] Variable Interest Entities [Axis] Variable Interest Entities [Axis] Variable Interest Entity, Classification [Domain] Variable Interest Entity, Classification [Domain] VIE, consolidated Variable Interest Entity, Primary Beneficiary [Member] Legal Entity [Axis] Legal Entity [Axis] Entity [Domain] Entity [Domain] Shelter Mortgage Company, LLC Shelter Mortgage Company, LLC [Member] Shelter Mortgage Company, LLC [Member] Noncontrolling Interest [Line Items] Noncontrolling Interest [Line Items] Consolidated Equity In Joint Ventures Consolidated Equity In Joint Ventures Consolidated Equity In Joint Ventures Interest in JVs Noncontrolling Interest in Joint Ventures Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Joint Ventures Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Joint Ventures Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Joint Ventures Ownership interest Equity Method Investment, Ownership Percentage Noncontrolling ownership interest in net income Equity Method Investment, Ownership Percentage in Net Income (Loss) Equity Method Investment, Ownership Percentage in Net Income (Loss) Noncontrolling Interests in Income of Consolidated Subsidiaries Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Transfers and Servicing [Abstract] Summary of Direct Investments in Excess MSRs Servicing Asset at Amortized Cost [Table Text Block] Summary of the Financial Results of Excess MSR Joint Ventures, Accounted for as Equity Method Investees Equity Method Investments [Table Text Block] Summary of Excess MSR Investments made through Equity Method Investees Schedule of Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSRs) investments made through equity method investees [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of the activity in the balance of servicing assets subsequently measured at amortized value (including a description of where changes in carrying value are reported in the statement of income for each period for which results of operations are presented), including but not limited to, the following: beginning and ending balances, additions (through purchases of servicing assets and servicing assets that result from transfers of financial assets), disposals, amortization, application of valuation allowances, other-than-temporary impairments, and other changes that affect the balance along with a description of those changes. Schedule of Debt Obligations Schedule of Debt [Table Text Block] Schedule of Contractual Maturities of Debt Obligations Schedule of Maturities of Long-term Debt [Table Text Block] Schedule of Borrowing Capacity Schedule of borrowing capacity [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of borrowing capacity under debt obligations as of the balance sheet date. INVESTMENTS IN MORTGAGE SERVICING RIGHTS AND MORTGAGE SERVICING RIGHTS FINANCING RECEIVABLES Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures Disclosure [Text Block] Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Table] Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Table] Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items] Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items] UPB of Underlying Mortgages Unpaid Principal Balance of Underlying Loans The unpaid principal balance of underlying loans. Servicer Advances to UPB of Underlying Residential Mortgage Loans Servicer Advances to UPB of underlying loans Ratio of servicer advances to unpaid principal balance of underlying residential loans. Face Amount of Notes and Bonds Payable Debt Instrument, Face Amount Gross Loan-to-Value Gross Loan-to-Value Ratio of gross loans to value in regards to investments in servicer advances. Net Loan-to-Value Net Loan-to-Value Ratio of net loans to value in regards to the investment in Service Advances. Gross Cost of Funds Gross cost of funds The gross cost of funds in regards to investments in servicer advances. Net Cost of Funds Debt Instrument, Interest Rate, Effective Percentage Less than 12 Months Securities in an Unrealized Loss Position Less than Twelve Months [Member] Real estate securities in an unrealized loss position for less than twelve months. 12 or More Months Securities in an Unrealized Loss Position Greater than Twelve Months [Member] Real estate securities in an unrealized loss position for greater than twelve months. Total/Weighted Average Debt Securities [Member] Outstanding Face Amount Investment Owned, Balance, Principal Amount Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis Amortized Cost basis of real estate securities before any impairment charges. Other Than Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis Other than Temporary Impairment, Credit Losses Recognized in Earnings, Credit Losses on Debt Securities Held Amortized Cost Basis Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Amortized Cost Gross Unrealized Losses - Less than Twelve Months Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Less than 12 Months, Accumulated Loss Gross Unrealized Losses - Twelve or More Months Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, 12 Months or Longer, Accumulated Loss Gross Unrealized Losses - Total Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Unrealized Loss Position, Accumulated Loss Carrying Value - Less than Twelve Months Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Less than 12 Months Carrying Value - Twelve or More Months Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, 12 Months or Longer Carrying Value - Total Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Unrealized Loss Position Number of Securities - Less than Twelve Months Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, Less than 12 Months, Number of Positions Number of Securities - Twelve or More Months Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Continuous Unrealized Loss Position, 12 Months or Longer, Number of Positions Number of Securities - Total Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Unrealized Loss Position, Number of Positions Weighted Average Rating Debt Instrument, Credit Rating Weighted Average Coupon Weighted Average Coupon Weighted average of all coupon rates for each asset type. Weighted Average Yield Weighted average yield The weighted average of the yield. Weighted Average Life (Years) Weighted Average Life Years Weighted average expected timing of the receipt of expected cash flows for this investment. Number of bonds which New Residential was unable to obtain rating information Debt Instrument, Number of Bonds Debt Instrument, Number of Bonds Schedule of Residential Mortgage Loans Outstanding by Loan Type, Excluding REO Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table Text Block] Summary of the Geographic Distribution of the Underlying Residential Mortgage Loans Schedule of Geographic Distribution of Residential Mortgage Loans [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of the geographic distribution of collateral related to residential mortgage loans. Past Due Financing Receivable Past Due Financing Receivables [Table Text Block] Summary of Activities Related to the Carrying Value of Reverse Mortgage Loans and Performing Loans and PCD Loans Held-for-Investment Schedule of Activity in Carrying Value and Valuation Allowance of Residential Mortgage Loans [Table Text Block] Schedule detailing activity in the carrying value and valuation allowance of residential mortgage loans. Summary of Activities Related to the Valuation Provision on Reverse Mortgage Loans and Allowance for Loan Losses on Performing Loans Held-for-Investment Allowance for Credit Losses on Financing Receivables [Table Text Block] Summary of Changes in Accretable Yield Schedule of Accretable Yield of Real Estate Securities [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of the accretable yield for securities purchased during the period that have a deteriorated credit quality rating. Summary of Activities Related to the Carrying Value of Loans Held-for-sale Schedule of Loans Held-for-sale [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of loans held for sale Schedule of Loans Held For Sale, Fair Value Schedule Of Loans Held For Sale, Fair Value Disclosure [Table Text Block] Schedule Of Loans Held For Sale, Fair Value Disclosure [Table Text Block] Schedule of Originated Mortgage Loans Schedule of Originated Mortgage Loans [Table Text Block] Schedule of Originated Mortgage Loans [Table Text Block] Schedule of Real Estate Owned Schedule Of Real Estate Owned [Table Text Block] Schedule Of Real Estate Owned [Table Text Block] Schedule of Assets and Liabilities Related to Consolidated Variable Interest Entities Schedule of Variable Interest Entities [Table Text Block] Counterparty Name [Axis] Counterparty Name [Axis] Counterparty Name [Domain] Counterparty Name [Domain] Ocwen Ocwen [Member] Ocwen Nationstar Nationstar [Member] Information pertaining to agreements entered into with Nationstar. Ditech Financial LLC Ditech Financial LLC [Member] Ditech Financial LLC [Member] PHH Mortgage Corporation PHH Mortgage Corporation [Member] PHH Mortgage Corporation [Member] LoanCare LoanCare [Member] LoanCare [Member] Flagstar Flagstar [Member] Flagstar [Member] ShellPoint ShellPoint [Member] ShellPoint [Member] NewRez, formally New Penn New Penn Mortgage Corporation [Member] New Penn Mortgage Corporation [Member] New Residential Mortgage LLC New Residential Mortgage LLC [Member] New Residential Mortgage LLC [Member] Investment [Axis] Investment [Axis] Investment [Domain] Investment [Domain] MSRs Mortgage Loans Subserviced Mortgage Loans Subserviced [Member] Mortgage Loans Subserviced [Member] Ocwen Ocwen Financial Corporation [Member] Ocwen Financial Corporation [Member] Schedule of MSRs [Line Items] Subservicer percent of UPB Servicing Asset at Fair Value, Subservicer Percent of Unpaid Principal Balance Servicing Asset at Fair Value, Subservicer Percent of Unpaid Principal Balance Unpaid principal balance of underlying loans, transferred Unpaid Principal Balance of Underlying Loans, Transferred Unpaid Principal Balance of Underlying Loans, Transferred Payments to acquire MSRs Payments to Acquire Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSR) Residential mortgage loans subject to repurchase Residential Mortgage Loans Subject To Repurchase Residential Mortgage Loans Subject To Repurchase Residential mortgage loans repurchase liability Residential Mortgage Loan Repurchase Liability Residential Mortgage Loan Repurchase Liability Payments to acquire MSRs Payments to Acquire Finance Receivables Subservicing revenue Subservicing Revenue Subservicing Revenue Ownership [Axis] Ownership [Axis] Ownership [Domain] Ownership [Domain] Others Other [Member] Other [Member] Consumer Loan Companies Consumer Loan Companies [Member] Consumer Loan Companies [Member] Total Consumer Loan Companies equity Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent Others’ ownership interest Noncontrolling Interest, Ownership Percentage by Noncontrolling Owners Others’ interests in equity of consolidated subsidiary Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Net Consumer Loan Companies income (loss) Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent Noncontrolling interests in income (loss) of consolidated subsidiaries Gain on Settlement of Investments, Net Gain on Settlement of Investments [Abstract] Gain on Settlement of Investments [Abstract] Gain (loss) on sale of real estate securities, net Debt and Equity Securities, Gain (Loss) Gain (loss) on sale of acquired residential mortgage loans, net Gain (Loss) on Sale of Mortgage Loans Gain (loss) on settlement of derivatives Gain (Loss) On Settlement Of Derivatives Gain (Loss) On Settlement Of Derivatives Gain (loss) on liquidated residential mortgage loans Gain (Loss) on Liquidated Residential Mortgage Loans Gain (Loss) on Liquidated Residential Mortgage Loans Gain (loss) on sale of REO Gains (Losses) on Sales of Investment Real Estate Gains on settlement of investments in excess MSRs and servicer advance investments Gains (Losses) Reclassified From Changes In Fair Value Of Investments Gains (Losses) Reclassified From Changes In Fair Value Of Investments Other gains (losses) Other Nonoperating Gains (Losses) Gain (loss) on settlement of investments, net Gain (Loss) On Settlement Of Investment, Net Gain (Loss) On Settlement Of Investment, Net Schedule of Interest Income Related to Investments in Servicer Advances Interest Income and Interest Expense Disclosure [Table Text Block] Accretion and other amortization: Accretion of discount and other amortization: Accretion of servicer advances receivable discount and servicer advance investments Accretion Of Servicer Advances Receivable Discount And Servicer Advance Investments Accretion Of Servicer Advances Receivable Discount And Servicer Advance Investments Accretion of excess mortgage servicing rights income Accretion of Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights Income Accretion of excess mortgage servicing rights income Accretion of net discount on securities and loans Accretion of net discount on securities and loans The sum of the periodic adjustments of the differences between securities' face values and purchase prices that are charged against earnings. This is called accretion if the security was purchased at a discount and amortization if it was purchased at premium. As a noncash item, this element is an adjustment to net income when calculating cash provided by or used in operations using the indirect method. Specific to accretion of net discount on securities and loans. Amortization of deferred financing costs Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs Amortization of discount on notes and bonds payable Amortization of Debt Discount (Premium) Accretion of loan discount and premium amortization, net Accretion (Amortization) of Discounts and Premiums, Investments Agency RMBS Mortgage-backed Securities, Issued by US Government Sponsored Enterprises [Member] Face amount of securities sold, unsettled Face Amount of Securities Sold, Unsettled Face Amount of Securities Sold, Unsettled Face amount of securities purchased Face Amount of Securities Purchased, Unsettled Face Amount of Securities Purchased, Unsettled Proceeds from sale of AFS, unsettled Proceeds from Sale of Available-for-sale Securities, Unsettled Proceeds from Sale of Available-for-sale Securities, Unsettled Purchase of real estate securities, unsettled Purchase of Real Estate Securities, Unsettled Purchase of Real Estate Securities, Unsettled Other-than-temporary impairment Other than Temporary Impairment Losses, Investments, Available-for-sale Securities Real estate securities acquired with credit quality deterioration, face amount Real estate securities acquired during the period with credit quality deterioration, face amount The face value, as of the balance sheet date, of real estate securities with credit quality deterioration purchased during the period. Real estate securities acquired with credit quality deterioration, expected cash flows Certain Loans Acquired In Transfer Accounted For As Debt Securities, Acquired During Period, Cash Flows Expected To Be Collected Certain Loans Acquired In Transfer Accounted For As Debt Securities, Acquired During Period, Cash Flows Expected To Be Collected Real estate securities acquired with credit quality deterioration, fair value Certain Loans Acquired In Transfer Accounted For As Debt Securities, Acquired During Period, At Acquisition, Fair Value Certain Loans Acquired In Transfer Accounted For As Debt Securities, Acquired During Period, At Acquisition, Fair Value Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract] Loss Contingencies [Table] Loss Contingencies [Table] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Axis] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Axis] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Domain] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Domain] Unfunded Loan Commitment Unfunded Loan Commitment [Member] Loss Contingencies [Line Items] Loss Contingencies [Line Items] Estimated liability, representation and warranties Estimated Liability, Representation and Warranties Estimated Liability, Representation and Warranties Mortgage loans, committed to fund Mortgage Loans, Committed To Fund Mortgage Loans, Committed To Fund Forward loan sale commitments Forward Loan Sale Commitments Forward Loan Sale Commitments Financing receivable Financing Receivable, Net Future commitments under non-cancelable leases Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table] Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table] Financial Instrument Performance Status [Axis] Financial Instrument Performance Status [Axis] Financial Instrument Performance Status [Domain] Financial Instrument Performance Status [Domain] Performing Loans Performing Financial Instruments [Member] Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Line Items] Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Line Items] Loans Receivable [Roll Forward] Loans Receivable [Roll Forward] Loans Receivable [Roll Forward] Beginning balance Loans and Leases Receivable, Net Amount Purchases Payments to Acquire Loans Held-for-investment Additional fundings Financing Receivable, Additional Funding Receivable Financing Receivable, Additional Funding Receivable Proceeds from repayments Proceeds from Principal Repayments on Loans and Leases Held-for-investment Accretion of loan discount and premium amortization, net Gross charge-offs Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses, Write-offs Additions to the allowance for loan losses, net Allowance for Loan Losses, Net Allowance for Loan Losses, Net Ending balance SEC Schedule, 12-29, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Mortgage Loans on Real Estate Schedule [Table] SEC Schedule, 12-29, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Mortgage Loans on Real Estate Schedule [Table] SEC Schedule, 12-29, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, Loan Type [Axis] SEC Schedule, 12-29, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, Loan Type [Axis] SEC Schedule, 12-29, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, Loan Type [Domain] SEC Schedule, 12-29, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, Loan Type [Domain] Performing Loans Performing Financial Instruments, Held For Investment [Member] Performing Financial Instruments, Held For Investment [Member] Purchased Credit Deteriorated Loans Purchase Credit Impaired Loans, Held-for-investment [Member] Purchase Credit Impaired Loans, Held-for-investment [Member] Residential Mortgage Loans, held-for-investment Residential Mortgage Loans Held-for-Investment [Member] Information pertaining to residential mortgage loans held for investment. Reverse Mortgage Loans Reverse Mortgage Loans, Held-For-Sale [Member] Reverse Mortgage Loans, Held-For-Sale [Member] Performing Loans Performing Financing Receivable, Held-for-sale [Member] Performing Financing Receivable, Held-for-sale [Member] Non-Performing Loans Nonperforming Financial Instruments, Held-For-Sale [Member] Nonperforming Financial Instruments, Held-For-Sale [Member] Residential Mortgage Loans, held-for-sale Residential Mortgage Loans Held-for-Sale [Member] Residential Mortgage Loans Held-for-Sale [Member] Acquired Loans Acquired Loans, Held For Sale At Fair Value [Member] Acquired Loans, Held For Sale At Fair Value [Member] Originated Loans Originated Loans, Held For Sale At Fair Value [Member] Originated Loans, Held For Sale At Fair Value [Member] Reverse Mortgage Loans Reverse Mortgage Loans [Member] Reverse mortgage loan to purchase real estate. 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Unpaid Principal Balance Threshold period past due (in days) Threshold Period Past Due, Financing Receivable, Principal or Interest Threshold Period Past Due, Financing Receivable Impairment, Principal or Interest Schedule of Share-based Compensation, Shares Authorized under Stock Option Plans, by Exercise Price Range [Table] Schedule of Share-based Compensation, Shares Authorized under Stock Option Plans, by Exercise Price Range [Table] Fortress-managed funds Fortress Investment Group LLC [Member] Fortress Investment Group LLC [Member] Share-based Compensation, Shares Authorized under Stock Option Plans, Exercise Price Range [Line Items] Share-based Compensation, Shares Authorized under Stock Option Plans, Exercise Price Range [Line Items] Issuance of common stock (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, New Issues Shares issued, price per share (in dollars per share) Shares Issued, Price Per Share Issuance of common stock Proceeds from Issuance of Common Stock Options granted (in shares) Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Options Granted Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Options Granted Stock issued for services, value Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Options Granted, Fair Value Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Options Granted, Fair Value Risk free interest rate Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Valuation Method, Risk Free Interest Rate Expected dividend rate Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Valuation Method, Expected Dividend Rate Expected volatility rate Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Valuation Method, Expected Volatility Rate Expected term (in years) Share-based Goods and Nonemployee Services Transaction, Valuation Method, Expected Term Dividend declared per Share of Common Stock (in dollars per share) Common Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Declared Dividends Dividends, Common Stock Common stock, shares outstanding (in shares) Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding Share price (in dollars per share) Share Price Diluted common stock equivalent, shares outstanding, adjustment (in shares) Weighted Average Number Diluted Shares Outstanding Adjustment Schedule of Variable Interest Entities [Table] Schedule of Variable Interest Entities [Table] RPL Borrowers RPL Borrowers [Member] RPL Borrowers [Member] Variable Interest Entity [Line Items] Variable Interest Entity [Line Items] Assets Assets [Abstract] Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value Property and equipment, net Property, Plant and Equipment, Net Intangible assets Intangible Assets, Net (Excluding Goodwill) Prepaid expenses and other assets Prepaid Expense, Noncurrent Residential mortgage loans Residential Mortgage Loans, Held-for-investment Residential Mortgage Loans, Held-for-investment Other assets Other Assets Total assets Assets Liabilities Liabilities [Abstract] Notes and bonds payable Notes Payable Accounts payable and accrued expenses Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities, Noncurrent Reserve for sales recourse Reserve For Sales Recourse Reserve For Sales Recourse Total liabilities Liabilities Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract] INCOME TAXES Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block] EQUITY AND EARNINGS PER SHARE Stockholders' Equity Note Disclosure [Text Block] DERIVATIVES Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Text Block] LoanCo LoanCo [Member] LoanCo [Member] Interest in Consumer Loans Noncontrolling Interest, Ownership Percentage by Parent Carrying Value Loans And Leases Receivable Consumer Carrying Value Carrying amount before allowance of consumer loans, including, but not limited to, mortgage, home equity, vehicles, credit card, installment, and lease financing. Includes deferred interest and fees, undisbursed portion of loan balance, unamortized costs and premiums and discounts from face amounts. Excludes loans and leases covered under loss sharing agreements. 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Asset Class [Axis] Asset Class [Axis] Asset Class [Domain] Asset Class [Domain] Residential Mortgage Loans Real Estate Acquired in Satisfaction of Debt Real Estate Acquired in Satisfaction of Debt [Member] Loans Held-for-sale and Held-for-investment Loans Held-for-sale And Held For Investment [Member] Loans Held-for-sale And Held For Investment [Member] Real Estate Owned Real Estate Owned [Member] Real Estate Owned [Member] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Measurements, Nonrecurring Fair Value, Measurements, Nonrecurring [Member] Variable interest rate spread Debt Instrument, Basis Spread on Variable Rate Weighted average discount rate, used to value investments in excess MSRs Weighted Average Discount Rate, Percent Cash earnout payments Business Combination, Contingent Consideration Arrangements, Cash Earnout Payments Business Combination, Contingent Consideration Arrangements, Cash Earnout Payments Contingent consideration Business Combination, Contingent Consideration Arrangements, Range of Outcomes, Value, High Contingent consideration, discount rate Business Combination, Contingent Consideration, Discount Rate Business Combination, Contingent Consideration, Discount Rate Assets, fair value Assets, Fair Value Disclosure Broker price discount Broker Price, Discount (Premium) Broker Price, Discount (Premium) Asset fair value adjustment Assets, Fair Value Adjustment RECLASSIFICATION FROM ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME INTO NET INCOME Comprehensive Income (Loss) Note [Text Block] Derivative [Table] Derivative [Table] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Derivative Contract [Domain] Derivative Contract [Domain] Interest Rate Caps Interest Rate Cap [Member] Interest Rate Swaps Interest Rate Swap [Member] Interest Rate Lock Commitments Interest Rate Lock Commitments [Member] Forward Loan Sale Commitments Forward Loan Sale Commitments [Member] Forward Loan Sale and Securities Delivery Commitments [Member] TBAs TBAs [Member] Information pertaining to TBA position derivatives. Derivative [Line Items] Derivative [Line Items] Derivative assets Derivative Asset Derivative liabilities Derivative Liability Derivative asset, variation margin accounts Derivative Asset, Variation Margin Accounts Derivative Asset, Variation Margin Accounts Derivative liability, variation margin accounts Derivative Liability, Variation Margin Accounts Derivative Liability, Variation Margin Accounts Schedule of Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Schedule of Components of Income Tax Expense (Benefit) [Table Text Block] Subsequent Events [Abstract] SUBSEQUENT EVENTS Subsequent Events [Text Block] Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch [Axis] Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch [Axis] Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch [Axis] Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch [Domain] Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch [Domain] [Domain] for Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch [Axis] Batch 1 Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch 1 [Member] Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch 1 [Member] Batch 2 Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch 2 [Member] Mortgage Servicing Rights Batch 2 [Member] Various Acquisition Various Acquisition [Member] Various Acquisition INVESTMENTS IN RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOANS Residential Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, by Loan Disclosure [Text Block] Residential Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, by Loan Disclosure [Text Block] DEBT OBLIGATIONS Debt Disclosure [Text Block] Amortized Cost Basis Servicer advance fee, amortized cost basis Amortized cost of servicer advance investments as of the balance sheet date. Servicer advances are generally reimbursable cash payments made by a servicer when the borrower fails to make scheduled payments due on a mortgage loan or when the servicer makes cash payments (i) on behalf of a borrower for real estate taxes and insurance premiums on the property that have not been paid on a timely basis by the borrower and (ii) to third parties for the costs and expenses incurred in connection with the foreclosure, preservation and sale of the mortgage property, including attorneys' and other professional fees. Carrying Value Servicer Advances, Carrying Value Servicer Advances, Carrying Value Weighted Average Discount Rate Servicer Advances, Discount Rate, Weighted Average Servicer Advances, Discount Rate, Weighted Average Weighted Average Yield Weighted Average Yield The weighted average yield received on servicer advances. Weighted Average Life (Years) Weighted Average Life The weighted average life of servicer advances. Change in Fair Value of Servicer Advance Investments Servicing Asset at Fair Value, Period Increase (Decrease) Investments in Real Estate Securities Available-for-sale Securities [Member] Corporate debt Corporate Bond Securities [Member] Consumer loan bonds Interest-only securities Interest-Only-Strip [Member] Servicing Strips Servicing Strip [Member] Servicing Strip [Member] Residual Bonds Residual Bonds [Member] Residual Bonds [Member] Non-Agency Bonds Non-Agency Bonds [Member] Non-Agency Bonds [Member] Fixed Rate Securities Fixed Rate Securities [Member] Fixed Rate Securities [Member] Floating Rate Securities Floating Rate Securities [Member] Floating Rate Securities [Member] Face Available-for-Sale Securities, Face Amount of Purchased Securities The face value of securities purchased during the period. Purchase Price Payments to Acquire Available-for-sale Securities Face Available-for-Sale Securities, Face Amount of Sold Securities The face value of securities sold during the period. Amortized Cost Available-for-sale Debt Securities, Amortized Cost Basis of Securities Sold Available-for-sale Debt Securities, Amortized Cost Basis of Securities Sold Sale Price Proceeds from Sale of Available-for-sale Securities Gain (Loss) on Sale Available-for-sale Securities, Gross Realized Gain (Loss) Gross Unrealized Gains Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Accumulated Gross Unrealized Gain, before Tax Gross Unrealized Losses Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Accumulated Gross Unrealized Loss, before Tax Carrying Value Number of Securities Investment Owned, Balance, Contracts Weighted Average Principal Subordination Principal Subordination - Weighted Average Weighted average of all principal subordination rates for all securities holdings in each asset type. Investments Investments Residual and interest - only notional amount Investment Owned, Balance, Residual and Interest Investment Owned, Balance, Residual and Interest Financing Receivables, Period Past Due [Axis] Financing Receivables, Period Past Due [Axis] Financing Receivables, Period Past Due [Domain] Financing Receivables, Period Past Due [Domain] Current Financing Receivables, 1 to 29 Days Past Due [Member] 30-59 Financing Receivables, 30 to 59 Days Past Due [Member] 60-89 Financing Receivables, 60 to 89 Days Past Due [Member] 90-119 Financing Receivables, 90 to 119 Days Past Due [Member] Financing Receivables, 90 to 119 Days Past Due [Member] 120 or greater Financing Receivables, Equal to Greater than 120 Days Past Due [Member] Financing Receivables, Equal to Greater than 120 Days Past Due [Member] Residential Portfolio Segment Residential Portfolio Segment [Member] Percent past due Financing Receivable, Percent Past Due Transactions With Affiliates And Affiliated Entities TRANSACTIONS WITH AFFILIATES AND AFFILIATED ENTITIES Related Party Transactions Disclosure [Text Block] Management Management [Member] Issued to the Manager and subsequently assigned to certain of the Manager’s employees Manager's Employees [Member] Information perataining to the number of the company's outstanding stock options held by the manager's employoees at period end. Issued to the independent directors Total Other Affiliates [Member] Number of options (in shares) Interim Financial Statements Basis of Accounting, Policy [Policy Text Block] Recent Accounting Pronouncements New Accounting Pronouncements, Policy [Policy Text Block] Consumer loans, at fair value Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Consumer Loans, Fair Value Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Consumer Loans, Fair Value Warrants, at fair value Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Warrants Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Warrants Other assets Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Other Assets The amount of other assets reported by an equity method investment of the entity. Warehouse financing Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Warehouse Financing Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Warehouse Financing Other liabilities Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Other Liabilities Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Other Liabilities Equity Equity Method Investment Summarized Financial Information, Equity Undistributed retained earnings Consumer loans, equity method investees This item represents the carrying amount on the entity's balance sheet of its investment in common stock of an equity method investee. This is not an indicator of the fair value of the investment, rather it is the initial cost adjusted for the entity's share of earnings and losses of the investee, adjusted for any distributions (dividends) and other than temporary impairment (OTTI) losses recognized. New Residential’s investment New Residential’s ownership Interest income Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Interest Income Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Interest Income Interest expense Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Interest Expense Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Interest Expense Change in fair value of consumer loans and warrants Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Change in Fair Value Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Change in Fair Value Gain on sale of consumer loans Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Gain (Loss) on Sale Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Gain (Loss) on Sale Other expenses Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Other Expenses Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Other Expenses Net income Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information, Net Income (Loss) New Residential’s equity in net income New Residential’s ownership Equity Method Investment, Ownership Percentage During Period Equity Method Investment, Ownership Percentage During Period Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted for as Debt Securities, Accretable Yield Movement Schedule [Roll Forward] Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted for as Debt Securities, Accretable Yield Movement Schedule [Roll Forward] Beginning balance Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted for as Debt Securities, Accretable Yield Additions Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted for as Debt Securities, Accretable Yield, Additions Accretion Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted for as Debt Securities, Accretable Yield, Accretion Change in accretable yield for non-credit related changes in expected cash flows Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted for as Debt Securities, Accretable Yield, Reclassifications from Nonaccretable Difference Disposals Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted for as Debt Securities, Accretable Yield, Disposals of Loans Transfer of loans to held-for-sale Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted for as Debt Securities, Accretable Yield, Transfers to Loans Held-for-sale Ending balance Variable Interest Entity, Not Primary Beneficiary Variable Interest Entity, Not Primary Beneficiary [Member] Net credit losses for the three months ended March 31, 2019 Real Estate Securities, Credit Loss Real Estate Securities, Credit Loss Face amount of debt held by third parties Face Amount of Securitizations Held by Third Parties Face Amount of Securitizations Held by Third Parties Carrying value of bonds retained by New Residential SEC Schedule, 12-29, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Mortgage Loans on Real Estate Cash flows received by New Residential on these bonds for the three months ended March 31, 2019 SEC Schedule, 12-29, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Mortgage Loans on Real Estate, Collections of Principal Number of days delinquent (in days) Impaired Financing Receivable, Number of Days Delinquent Impaired Financing Receivable, Number of Days Delinquent Schedule of Financing Receivable, Recorded Investment, Credit Quality Indicator [Table] Schedule of Financing Receivable, Recorded Investment, Credit Quality Indicator [Table] Financing Receivable, Recorded Investment [Line Items] Financing Receivable, Recorded Investment [Line Items] Loans Receivable [Roll Forward] Accretion Reclassifications to non-accretable difference Certain Loans Acquired in Transfer Not Accounted for as Debt Securities, Accretable Yield, Reclassifications (to) from Nonaccretable Difference Concentration Risk Benchmark [Axis] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Axis] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Domain] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Domain] Mortgage Loans Mortgage Loans [Member] Mortgage Loans [Member] California CALIFORNIA New York NEW YORK Florida FLORIDA Texas TEXAS New Jersey NEW JERSEY Illinois ILLINOIS Massachusetts WASHINGTON Massachusetts MASSACHUSETTS Maryland MARYLAND Pennsylvania PENNSYLVANIA Percentage of Total Outstanding Unpaid Principal Amount Percentage of UPB The percentage of the total unpaid principal amount of underlying mortgage loans of the Excess MSRs holdings of the company against face value. Statement of Comprehensive Income [Abstract] Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Net income (loss) Net Income (Loss), Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Other comprehensive income (loss) Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities Adjustment, Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Net unrealized gain (loss) on securities Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Securities, Available-for-Sale, Unrealized Holding Gain (Loss) Arising During Period, after Tax Reclassification of net realized (gain) loss on securities into earnings Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI for Sale of Securities, Net of Tax Total other comprehensive income (loss) Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Total comprehensive income (loss) Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Comprehensive income attributable to common stockholders Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent Schedule of Carrying Values and Fair Values of Financial Assets Recorded at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis [Table Text Block] Schedule of Financial Assets Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis using Level 3 Inputs Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table Text Block] Schedule of Financial Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis using Level 3 Inputs Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table Text Block] Summary of Measurement Inputs and Valuation Techniques Fair Value Measurement Inputs and Valuation Techniques [Table Text Block] Summary of Certain Information Regarding the Inputs used in Valuing the Servicer Advances Schedule of inputs in valuing servicer advances Tabular disclosure of quantitative information about the inputs used in the fair value measurement of assets. This disclosure may include, but is not limited to, the fair value of the asset, valuation technique used to measure fair value, the inputs used to measure fair value, the ranges of the inputs, and the weighted averages of the inputs. Schedule of Securities Valuation Methodology and Results Schedule of real estate securities valuation methodology and results [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of real estate securities measured at fair value. Schedule of Inputs Used in Valuing Residential Mortgage Loans Schedule of inputs used in valuing reverse mortgage loans [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of quantitative information about the inputs used in the fair value measurement of reverse mortgage loans. This disclosure may include, but is not limited to, the fair value of the asset, valuation technique used to measure fair value, the inputs used to measure fair value, the ranges of the inputs, and the weighted averages of the inputs. Hedging Designation [Axis] Hedging Designation [Axis] Hedging Designation [Domain] Hedging Designation [Domain] Not Designated as Hedging Instrument Not Designated as Hedging Instrument [Member] Interest Rate Cap, Contract Two Interest Rate Cap, Contract Two [Member] Interest Rate Cap, Contract Two [Member] Position [Axis] Position [Axis] Position [Domain] Position [Domain] Short Short [Member] Long Long [Member] Derivative asset, notional amount Derivative Asset, Notional Amount Derivative liability, notional amount Derivative Liability, Notional Amount Derivative, cap interest rate Derivative, Cap Interest Rate Notional amount of derivatives Derivative, Notional Amount Weighted average maturity (in months) Derivative, Average Remaining Maturity Weighted average fixed pay rate Derivative, Average Fixed Interest Rate Collateral Weighted Average Maturity (Years) Measurement Input, Expected Term [Member] Servicer Advances Servicer Advances Fair Value [Member] Information pertaining to fair value of servicer advance investments. Weighted Average Weighted Average [Member] Outstanding Servicer Advances to UPB of Underlying Residential Mortgage Loans Servicing asset, measurement input Servicing Asset, Measurement Input Mortgage servicing amount Base Mortgage Servicing Amount Base Mortgage Servicing Amount Servicing asset, term Servicing Asset, Term Servicing Asset, Term Mortgage servicing amount Fair Value Inputs, Cost to Service Amount Fair Value Inputs, Cost to Service Amount Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Residential mortgage loans, held-for-investment, at fair value Residential Mortgage Loans, Held-for-investment, Fair Value Residential Mortgage Loans, Held-for-investment, Fair Value Notes and bonds payable, fair value Notes And Bonds Payable, Fair Value Disclosure Notes And Bonds Payable, Fair Value Disclosure Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Common stock, shares authorized (in shares) Common Stock, Shares Authorized Common stock, shares issued (in shares) Common Stock, Shares, Issued Summary of Outstanding Options Share-based Compensation, Stock Options, Activity [Table Text Block] Schedule of Related Party Transactions, by Related Party [Table] Schedule of Related Party Transactions, by Related Party [Table] Manager Manager [Member] Manager [Member] Related Party Transaction [Line Items] Related Party Transaction [Line Items] Management fees Management fees payable Carrying amount of the unpaid portion of the fees payable to the manager. Incentive compensation Incentive compensation payable Carrying amount of the unpaid portion of incentive compensation payable to the manager. Expense reimbursements and other Expense reimbursements and other Repayments due to affiliate for expenses incurred. Due to affiliates Due to Affiliate Management fees Management fee to affiliate Fees paid to affiliate which advises the Company on various aspects of its business and manages its day-to-day operations pursuant to a management agreement. Incentive compensation Incentive compensation to affiliate Incentive compensation fees paid to affiliate which advises the Company on various aspects of its business and manages its day-to-day operations pursuant to a management agreement. Expense reimbursements Expense reimbursements Expense reimbursement paid to affiliate which advises the Company on various aspects of its business and manages its day-to-day operations pursuant to a management agreement. Total payments to affiliate Total Payments To Affiliate Total payments paid to affiliate which advises the Company on various aspects of its business and manages its day-to-day operations pursuant to a management agreement. Stockholders' Equity, Total Stockholders' Equity, Total [Member] Concentration Risk Type [Axis] Concentration Risk Type [Axis] Concentration Risk Type [Domain] Concentration Risk Type [Domain] Counterparty Concentration Risk Counterparty Concentration Risk [Member] Counterparty Concentration Risk [Member] Total Repurchase Agreements Total Repurchase Agreements [Member] Total repurchase agreements under debt obligations. Number of repurchase agreements, outstanding Number Of Repurchase Agreements, Outstanding Number Of Repurchase Agreements, Outstanding Face amount of debt Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Segments [Axis] Segments [Axis] Segments [Domain] Segments [Domain] Servicing and Originations Servicer And Origination [Member] The Servicing and Originations reportable segment of the entity. Residential Mortgage Loans Residential Mortgage Loans [Member] The Loan reportable segment of the entity. Corporate Corporate Segment [Member] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Interest income Interest Income, Operating Interest expense Interest Expense Net interest income (expense) Interest Income (Expense), Net Impairment Total Impairment Charges The aggregate amount of impairment charges recognized during the period. Servicing revenue, net Contractually Specified Servicing Fee, Late Fee, and Ancillary Fee Earned in Exchange for Servicing Financial Asset Gain on sale of originated mortgage loans, net Other income (loss) Nonoperating Gains (Losses) Operating expenses Operating Expenses Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes, Noncontrolling Interest Income tax expense (benefit) Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Net Income (Loss) Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders, Basic Cash and cash equivalents Cash Restricted cash Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents Other assets Receivables And Other Assets Receivables And Other Assets Goodwill Goodwill Debt Other liabilities Other Liabilities Total equity Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Noncontrolling interests in equity of consolidated subsidiaries Total New Residential stockholders’ equity Investments in equity method investees Investments in equity method investees at fair value This item represents the carrying amount on the entity's balance sheet of its investment in common stock of an equity method investee. This is not an indicator of the fair value of the investment, rather it is the initial cost adjusted for the entity's share of earnings and losses of the investee, adjusted for any distributions (dividends) and other than temporary impairment (OTTI) losses recognized. Specific to total investments in equity method investees. Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding [Roll Forward] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding [Roll Forward] Beginning balance, Outstanding options (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Number Options granted (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Gross Options exercised (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period Options expired unexercised (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Expirations in Period Ending balance, Outstanding options (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price [Abstract] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price [Abstract] Weighted average exercise price, granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Weighted average exercise price, exercised (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price SERVICER ADVANCE INVESTMENTS INVESTMENTS IN SERVICER ADVANCES The entire disclosure regarding investments in servicer advances. Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table] Recurring Basis Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Domain] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Domain] Level 3 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 3 [Member] MSRs Agency MSRs Agency [Member] Information pertaining to the Agency Excess MSR holdings. MSRs Non-Agency MSRs Non-Agency [Member] Information pertaining to the Non-Agency Excess MSR holdings. Derivatives Derivative [Member] Excess Spread Financing Excess Spread Financing [Member] Excess Spread Financing [Member] Contingent Consideration Contingent Consideration [Member] Contingent Consideration [Member] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation, Calculation [Roll Forward] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation, Calculation [Roll Forward] Balance, beginning Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset Value Transfers from Level 3 Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Transfers out of Level 3 Transfers to Level 3 Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset Transfers Into Level 3 Shellpoint Acquisition Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Acquisitions Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Acquisitions Gains (losses) included in net income Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Gains (losses) included in net income Included in other-than-temporary impairment on securities Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Gain (Loss) Included in Earnings Included in change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage servicing rights Included in change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage servicing rights Amount of gain (loss) recognized in the income statement for financial instrument classified as an asset measured using unobservable inputs that reflect the entity's own assumption about the assumptions market participants would use in pricing. Specific to change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage servicing rights. Included in change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage servicing rights, equity method investees Included in change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage servicing rights, equity method investees Amount of gain (loss) recognized in the income statement for financial instrument classified as an asset measured using unobservable inputs that reflect the entity's own assumption about the assumptions market participants would use in pricing. Specific to change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage servicing rights held through equity method investees. Included in servicing revenue, net Included in Change in Fair Value of Investments in Servicing Fee Revenue Included in Change in Fair Value of Investments in Servicing Fee Revenue Included in change in fair value of investments in mortgage servicing rights financing receivables Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Gain (Loss) Included in Change in Fair Value of Investments, Mortgage Servicing Rights Financing Receivable Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Gain (Loss) Included in Change in Fair Value of Investments in Notes Receivable, Mortgage Servicing Rights Financing Receivable Included in change in fair value of servicer advance investments Included in Change in Fair Value of Investments in Servicer Advances Included in Change in Fair Value of Investments in Servicer Advances Included in change in fair value of investments in residential mortgage loans Included In Change In Fair Value Of Investments In Residential Mortgage Loans Included In Change In Fair Value Of Investments In Residential Mortgage Loans Included in gain (loss) on settlement of investments, net Included in other income (loss), net Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Gain (Loss) Included in Earnings Gains (losses) included in other comprehensive income Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Gain (Loss) Included in Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Interest income Interest and Dividend Income, Securities, Operating, Available-for-sale Purchases, sales and repayments Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Purchases, (Sales), Issuances, (Settlements) [Abstract] Purchases Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Purchases Proceeds from sales Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Sales Proceeds from repayments Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Repayment Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Repayment Other Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Other Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Other Balance, ending Mortgage backed securities, issued at fair value Mortgage Back Securities, Issued Mortgage Back Securities, Issued Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Gains (losses) included in net income [Abstract] Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Gains (losses) included in net income [Abstract] Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Gains (losses) included in net income [Abstract] Balance, beginning Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability Value Transfers from Level 3 Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Liability, Transfers out of Level 3 Transfers to Level 3 Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Liability, Transfers Into Level 3 Shellpoint Acquisition Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Acquisitions Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Acquisitions Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation, Calculation [Roll Forward] Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation, Calculation [Roll Forward] Included in other-than-temporary impairment on securities Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Earnings Included in change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage servicing rights Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included In Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included In Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights Included in change in fair value of investments in excess mortgage servicing rights, equity method investees Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included In Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights, Equity Method Investees Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included In Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights, Equity Method Investees Included in servicing revenue, net Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included In Servicing Revenue, Net Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included In Servicing Revenue, Net Included in change in fair value of investments in mortgage servicing rights financing receivables Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Notes Receivable Rights to MSRs Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Notes Receivable Rights to MSRs Included in change in fair value of servicer advance investments Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Servicer Advance Investments Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Servicer Advance Investments Included in gain (loss) on settlement of investments, net Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Settlement of Investments, Net Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Settlement of Investments, Net Included in other income (loss), net Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Other Income Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Other Income Gains (losses) included in other comprehensive income Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Gain (Loss) Included in Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Interest income Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Interest and Dividend Income, Securities, Operating Available for Sale Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Interest and Dividend Income, Securities, Operating Available for Sale Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Purchases, (Sales), Issuances, (Settlements) [Abstract] Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Purchases, (Sales), Issuances, (Settlements) [Abstract] Purchases Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Purchases Proceeds from sales Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Sales Proceeds from repayments Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Repayments Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Repayments Other Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Other Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Other Ocwen Transaction Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Additional Transactions Fair Value, Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Additional Transactions Balance, ending Statement of Stockholders' Equity [Abstract] Statement [Table] Statement [Table] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Component [Domain] Equity Component [Domain] Common Stock Common Stock [Member] Additional Paid-in Capital Additional Paid-in Capital [Member] Retained Earnings Retained Earnings [Member] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income AOCI Attributable to Parent [Member] Total New Residential Stockholders’ Equity Parent [Member] Noncontrolling Interests in Equity of Consolidated Subsidiaries Noncontrolling Interest [Member] Statement [Line Items] Statement [Line Items] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Equity, beginning balance (in shares) Shares, Outstanding Equity, beginning balance