"Rumor Has It" Adele is looking to plant roots in L.A. -- and we've learned she's already renting a crib in town while she searches for a posh pad.
Real estate sources tell TMZ she's looked at 20 homes so far -- from Hollywood to Santa Monica -- and is willing to drop up to $12 million when the right one catches her eye.
We know one of the places she checked out is a 6 bedroom/10 bath Pacific Palisades mansion ... going for $10.9 million.
Sweet, right? Well, not good enough ... we're told Adele passed. Probably just saving "Best for Last."