Showbiz Spy reports: The couple — who are engaged to be married — have been 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.
“They briefly called the search off, but now their broker is back looking for properties in Beverly Hills and Brentwood,” a source said.
Meanwhile, it’s been claimed Sofia’s son doesn’t want his superstar mom to marry Nick.
Manolo, 20, grew concerned about his mother’s relationship after Loeb dragged the Modern Family beauty into an ugly melee at a Miami Beach nightclub.
“Nick’s hair-trigger temper has Manolo scared to death,” a source American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“Manolo desperately wants to like the guy, but violence seems to follow Nick around. Manolo is extremely protective of his mother, and now he’s afraid for her safety. He believes Sofia should slam the brakes on her wedding plans immediately.”
Problems started after Loeb, a 37-year-old businessman and banking heir, rang in the new year with Sofia, 40, and Manolo at the Delano hotel in Miami’s trendy South Beach.
“Fortunately, Sofia wasn’t hurt,” said the source. “But Manolo was worried that she could have been. And, next time around, she may not be so lucky.
“Manolo accepted Nick only because his mom’s in love with him. He wants her to be happy. But he was never crazy about Nick – and, now, even less so!
“Manolo also thinks that Nick’s never been totally accepting of him.
“Manolo just wishes that his mom would take a time-out and not rush headlong into marriage with Nick. He’s hoping against hope that this could finally be a wake-up call for her before it’s too late!”