Rita Ora is house-hunting in Los Angeles.

The 'Body On Me' hitmaker - who is hoping to crack the US with her upcoming album - has reportedly decided to buy a place of her own in the Californian city so she doesn't have to keep booking hotel rooms for her visits.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Rita spends a lot of time in America and normally either stays in a hotel or rents a place with her team.

''But she's been going back and forth so much recently promoting her new single that she's decided it makes more sense to get her own place.''

''Her album is due out in November and she's desperate for it to be a success in the US.

''She has been looking at houses over the past month but is still in the early stages of finding somewhere.''

Although the 24-year-old star - who performed in LA last week and presented an award at the MTV VMAs - is set to return to her native London for the next round of 'The X Factor', she will then be jetting back to the States to continue her US tour.

And the blonde beauty - who previously dated Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and Ricky Hill - recently admitted that she hopes to settle down and have a family in California in the future.

She said: ''I would love to get married and have kids and live in LA, somewhere out of the city. I like Los Angeles a lot.''