From my perspective, a basement isn't really necessary. These condos have attic storage above the garage and above the second story. If it is a tornado shelter you are looking for, just hop in your card and drive a half mile down Lee's Summit Road to the caves in the event of threatening weather. We've done that a couple times.
The town homes are 2 story units and do not have basements. I thought you didn't want to pay a monthly HOA. Give me a call so that you are getting the right types of properties.