The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to release its final mortgage rules in the next few weeks, and soon lenders will have to underwrite loans to fit the so-called "qualified mortgage" and ability-to-repay rules, among other requirements.

While lenders will be scrambling to meet the deadlines, the CFPB faces its own challenges in implementing rules throughout this year.

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