So you want to buy a home in the Oakland/Berkeley area and you live in San Francisco. You have been to the Lake Merritt area of Oakland and the Grand Lake Theatre, but you are really not acclimated with this area. You can call or email me and I am happy to set up an appointment to show around. (I love giving guided tours of the cities I love!) But for some of you who are independent, you would rather start the house hunting process solo. Try gooplemaps! This website is great for directions and maps and it has great features such as street views, traffic views, satellite views and more.
My son Miles and I just played around with it. We typed in streets we knew and clicked on the traffic view tab, (Currently only select streets have traffic views) we were fascinated by recognizable images and the 360 degree views.