Sofia Vergara and her fiancé Nick Loeb are house-hunting.

The couple are looking for properties in the most exclusive areas of Los Angeles and are set to start viewing a number of homes in the coming weeks.

Sofia and Nick had been searching for a new house before Christmas but stopped their search after struggling to find anything suitable.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: ''They briefly called the search off, but now their broker is back looking for properties in Beverly Hills and Brentwood.''

The 'Modern Family' actress and the businessman were seen together at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday (27.01.13) having a great time.

The evening certainly was more successful than their night out on New Year's Eve (31.12.01) which ended in Nick being escorted from exclusive Miami hotspot Story by security after he got into a bust-up with another table in the VIP area.

The fracas resulted in Sofia's breasts popping out of her dress in front of the other revellers.

The 40-year-old Columbian actress won't have any problem making the payments on her new property as last year she was named the highest-earning television actress by Forbes.

Sofia banked around $19 million between May 2011 and May 2012, thanks to her role as Gloria Pritchett in 'Modern Family', endorsement and licensing deals - including a clothing line at KMart and advertising campaigns for Diet Pepsi, Burger King and Cover Girl - and earnings from her media company LatinWE.