You probably need to craft a convoy before you can trade anything. You can't really do much by approaching the homestead residents in the main game, pretty much everything is done though the crafting menu that is accessed through the book in the homestead or in shops in cities. The crafting and trading system in this game is quite complex so I'd refer to any of the several very good FAQs on this site for more details. --- Eric (formerly er51 & er51 is back) GameFAQs. It's like an RPG with levels and trolls and everything. - Aquatakat on DOS/Windows General
as the story progresses more homestead missions are unlocked and the artisans level up, that' when new buildings appear
How do i buy paintings to hang on the wall like in AC 2?
Unfortunately there's nothing like that in ACIII, you can do the hunting society and then gain banner that hang in Connors Room --- It's so much easier to see the world in black and white. Gray? I don't know what to do with gray. Garrus Vakarian