Document and entity information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
May 02, 2017
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity registrant name Altisource Residential Corporation  
Entity central index key 0001555039  
Current fiscal year end date --12-31  
Entity filer category Accelerated Filer  
Document type 10-Q  
Document period end date Mar. 31, 2017  
Document fiscal year focus 2017  
Document fiscal period focus Q1  
Amendment flag false  
Entity common stock, shares outstanding   53,515,458