"Emeli has fallen in love with her ideal house but it’s way out of her budget. She can only really afford 1.5 million pounds so she is deciding whether to find somewhere else or hold out," dailystar.co.uk quoted a source as saying.
The 26-year-old, whose album "Our Version of Events" was at number 1 for seven non-consecutive weeks in the UK top 10, married Adam Gouraguine last year.
The source added: "Emeli is loved up and wants to build a love nest with her husband. She wants somewhere big enough to bring up a family."