Hope you are feeling better.
Look at www.biladuna.com They have furnished, unfurnished, semi-furnished apartments in Abdoun and Der Ghbar within the price range you indicated and in various sizes. If you have the whole year's rent up front, you might get a discount. Have someone who speaks arabic fluently, preferable a man, call for you, you could get a better deal.
Marj Al Hamman in near the airport rd and on the way to the dead sea. I am not too good with directions but if you ask your real estate agent they will know where it is. Be careful, Marj al Hamman has both good and bad areas. To give you an idea, I can see Prince Mohammad's property from my balcony. I agree with Kalamir, bring an arab man to negotiate the rental price and agreement if possible. You will definetly get a better price.
My kids go to Philadelphia National School. I have a 4 yr old in KG1(pre-K) and a 12 yr old in 7th grade. I am very happy with the school. They teach swimming to my 4 yr old too. My two kids are bilingual but they are in the international program which means english instruction. But even so, my 4yr old is also taught in arabic and I believe later on they will teach her French also. There are many private schools for every budget. The nurseries are not bad, I chose to send my 4yr old last year to a proper school so that she would travel with her older sister on the bus and not be afraid. Since she did so well and she was familiar with the staff we decided to keep her there. But nurseries are much cheaper. My husband's nephew goes to a little preschool and his tuition is half of what we pay for our daughter.
Take Jeanette's advice on buying the plants. They are much cheaper where she mentioned. I didn't know about it but I asked my brother in law and he agrees that its better to buy plants from the road to Jerash in Swelieh.
I don't know of any website to sell used wares/seconhand but I think you could advertise them on this site under the classifieds.
I have my mother in law's maid come twice a month and clean for 20JD each time she comes. I was told by my in laws that the rate for cleaning per day was 20JD. But you can always call an agency and request for a maid to come and go and what are the rates. My maid is Indonesian. I was told that Philipino maids charge a higher rate. I don't advise getting a run away maid or one that is working illegaly becuase she might be more trouble than expected. Some of these maids run away because they steal from the families they work for.
I have four kids, 3 that are 4yrs and under and they get impatient being cooped up in the apartment at times. I have a ground floor apartment with a small courtyard but its not big enough for them to run and ride their tricycles. So I take them to the following places:
-The Children's Musueam, www.cmj.jo , located inside the King Hussein's Parks. It has a seperate entrance from the park. I got the yearly family membership since I take them often.
-Zaha Cultural Center in Khalda. Its a park with a small library and a computer lab. Tel:(06)5511430
-Arabian Horse Club, its off the Airport Rd. They have pony rides for the little ones and there is a cafe with outdoor seating. Tel:(06) 4291387
-Hakawati Books and Art, www.hakawati.jo , They have mommy and me classes, art sessions, storytelling and chinese lessons. Tel:(06) 5561466
and there are many art galleries. Too many to list. But check www.calendar.jo for the on goings for culture, sports, family outings and entertainment.
Hope this helps and enjoy your stay in Jordan