Greater Vancouver's priciest real estate listings are not doing any favours to buffer the region's reputation of being unaffordable.

Last month, Greater Vancouver homes sales dropped 14.3 per cent compared to January 2012, prompting some sellers to pull their listings off the market.

But that news hasn't deterred some sellers: a handful of the region's most luxurious properties are still on the market. They include an extravagant $38-million mansion, a 4,015-sq. foot condo and a West Vancouver waterfront estate with the city's only concrete roof.

The mansion is the second priciest home ever listed in Canada, according to the North Shore News.

The house, originally built for a shipping magnate, has not changed much since it was constructed in 1964, reported the newspaper.

"Basically, the value is in the land. There's no value in the house," said Laura McLaren, a real estate agent handling the home.

High asking prices are common across Metro Vancouver as are offensive $2-million bungalow listings.

Affordable housing, which is a priority for the City of Vancouver, has seen the birth of proposals such as a cohousing" compound in East Van which would help families save on living costs.

The B.C. Real Estate Association forecasts sales to increase to 5.6 per cent from 2012, thanks in part to growing housing demand from a strong global economy.

Here are the 11 most expensive houses and condos for sale in Greater Vancouver this month:

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  • $16,800,000

    <strong>#11. 5340 Seaside Pl., West Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms: 4 Floor Space: 6,412-sq. foot Storeys: 3 Built in: 2012 Bathrooms: 5

  • $16,800,000

    <strong>#11. 5340 Seaside Pl., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $16,800,000

    <strong>#11. 5340 Seaside Pl., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $16,800,000

    <strong>#11. 5340 Seaside Pl., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $16,800,000

    <strong>#11. 5340 Seaside Pl., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $16,800,000

    <strong>#11. 5340 Seaside Pl., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $17,900,000

    <strong>#10. 1611 Drummond Dr., Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms: 5 Floor Space: 6,394-sq. foot Storeys: 3 Built in: 1925 View: mountain, water Bathrooms: 5

  • $17,900,000

    <strong>#10. 1611 Drummond Dr., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $17,900,000

    <strong>#10. 1611 Drummond Dr., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $17,900,000

    <strong>#10. 1611 Drummond Dr., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $17,900,000

    <strong>#10. 1611 Drummond Dr., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $17,900,000

    <strong>#10. 1611 Drummond Dr., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $18,800,000

    <strong>#9. 3333 The Crescent, Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms: 8 Floor Space: 11,598-sq. foot Storeys: 3 Built in: 1912 Bathrooms: 6

  • $18,800,000

    <strong>#9. 3333 The Crescent, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $18,800,000

    <strong>#9. 3333 The Crescent, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,680,000

    <strong>#8. 5771 Newton Wynd, Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms: 8 Floor Space: 11,567-sq. foot Storeys: 3 Built in: 1997 Bathrooms: 8

  • $19,680,000

    <strong>#8. 5771 Newton Wynd, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,680,000

    <strong>#8. 5771 Newton Wynd, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,680,000

    <strong>#8. 5771 Newton Wynd, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,680,000

    <strong>#8. 5771 Newton Wynd, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,800,000

    <strong>#7. PH4201-1077 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms: 4 Floor Space: 6037 sqft Storeys: 1 Built in: 2005 View: water Bathrooms: 5

  • $19,800,000

    <strong>#7. PH4201-1077 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,800,000

    <strong>#7. PH4201-1077 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,800,000

    <strong>#7. PH4201-1077 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,800,000

    <strong>#7. PH4201-1077 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,800,000

    <strong>#7. PH4201-1077 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,888,000

    <strong>#6. 2848 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms: 4 Floor Space: 6,533-sq. foot Storeys: 3 Built in: 1997 Land Size: 120.0 x 160 View: ocean, city Bathrooms: 7

  • $19,888,000

    <strong>#6. 2848 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,888,000

    <strong>#6. 2848 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,888,000

    <strong>#6. 2848 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,888,000

    <strong>#6. 2848 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,900,000

    <strong>#5. 3390 The Crescent, Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms: 6 Floor Space: 10,516-sq. foot Storeys: 3 Built in: 1921 Bathrooms: 8

  • $19,900,000

    <strong>#5. 3390 The Crescent, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,900,000

    <strong>#5. 3390 The Crescent, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,900,000

    <strong>#5. 3390 The Crescent, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $19,900,000

    <strong>#5. 3390 The Crescent, Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $21,000,000

    <strong>#4. 4601-1011 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms : 3 Floor Space : 4,015-sq. foot Storeys : 1 Built in : 2010 Bathrooms : 4 Title : Condominium/Strata

  • $21,000,000

    <strong>#4. 4601-1011 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $21,000,000

    <strong>#4. 4601-1011 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $21,000,000

    <strong>#4. 4601-1011 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $21,000,000

    <strong>#4. 4601-1011 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $23,800,000

    <strong>#3. 1416 Wesbrook Cres., Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms: 6 Floor Space: 7,876-sq. foot Storeys: 3 Built in: 2005 View: water, mountain, city Bathrooms: 8

  • $23,800,000

    <strong>#3. 1416 Wesbrook Cres., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $23,800,000

    <strong>#3. 1416 Wesbrook Cres., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $23,800,000

    <strong>#3. 1416 Wesbrook Cres., Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $28,800,000

    <strong>#2. 5050 Happy Valley Ln., West Vancouver, BC </strong> Bedrooms: 7 Floor Space: 12,998-sq. foot Storeys: 3 Built in: 2011 View: View of water Bathrooms: 8

  • $28,800,000

    <strong>#2. 5050 Happy Valley Ln., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $28,800,000

    <strong>#2. 5050 Happy Valley Ln., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $28,800,000

    <strong>#2. 5050 Happy Valley Ln., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $28,800,000

    <strong>#2. 5050 Happy Valley Ln., West Vancouver, BC </strong>

  • $37,900,000

    <em>(<strong>UPDATE:</strong> This photo is an artist's rendering, not an actual photo of the house on this property.)</em> <strong>#1. 3810 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, B.C.</strong> Bedrooms: 4 Floor Space: 5,000-sq. foot Storeys: 2 Built in: 1964 View: ocean, city Bathrooms: 3

CLARIFICATION - March 6, 2013: The photos of the $38-million mansion in the slideshow are artist renderings, not actual photos of the mansion itself.

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